A new residential building for 24 people with mental disabilities is being built on a piece of land that the municipality bought decades ago for the expansion of the “Stefaneum” old people’s home. The four million euro project is financed by the social department of the state of Upper Austria. The operator is the Caritas facility Invita. The building, which should be ready for occupancy in spring 2024, will be constructed by LAWOG.
In addition, the new medical practice for the general practitioner Barbara Prötsch in Pram is being built in the building on Marktstraße. Their ordination is currently housed in a former inn that has been converted. “The municipality will rent the new ordination rooms from LAWOG and rent them out to Dr. Prötsch,” says Mayor Katharina Zauner (ÖVP) in an interview with OÖN.
It is still unclear what will happen to the former Stefaneum nursing and old people’s home, which was shut down after the new nursing home in Kallham was built. The Stefaneum is currently still used as an alternative quarters for the residents of the Waizenkirchen retirement home, which is being newly built. Operations in this new senior citizens’ facility are expected to begin at the end of 2023. Then the “Stefaneum” will be empty again. The municipality is in close contact with the new owner. “We will work out a concept together that suits Pram,” emphasizes Zauner.