Residents from Renmark Paringa District Hospital who were temporarily relocated as River Murray floodwaters made their way through South Australia are returning back to their homes.
During the week starting Monday, January 16, 30 residents who were moved to higher locations within the grounds will go back to their normal living areas.
Then during the week starting Monday, January 23, residents who were moved off-site will return to their usual rooms.
The hospital's aged care facility is normally home to 81 aged care residents who have various levels of need. As floodwaters crossed the South Australian borders, residents were moved in case a levee around the hospital failed. On December 6 and 7, 2022, 20 of the most vulnerable residents - who would be most difficult to move in the case of an emergency - were placed in alternative accommodation at other Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network-operated sites.
On December 12, 30 other residents were moved to higher places within the hospital grounds.
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