Timbrebongie House provides a homelike residence for forty seven
people. There are 30 hostel rooms, 1 respite room and 16 special
care rooms. The special care rooms cater for high care residents
and those with challenging behaviours such as wandering.
House has extensive gardens and courtyards for the residents’
enjoyment. It is located within easy walking distance of a convenience
store and is adjacent to the Narromine Hospital. There is a community
bus for residents who need to travel to Dubbo.
original section of 31 rooms was built as a result of a concerted
community fund raising effort in the Narromine area. The funds,
together with some Government assistance, and a generous donation
from Royal Freemasons Benevolent Society saw the facility open its
doors to the first residents in January 1990.
Over the ensuing
years the need for higher care and a secure dementia wing was identified,
and with further fundraising and a generous grant from the Department
of Veterans’ Affairs the additional wing containing 16 rooms
opened in December 2002.