Warrigal to Expand Services to Canberra

Warrigal is excited to announce that it will extend its provision of aged care services to Canberra, with Bupa having agreed to a sale of two of their homes to Warrigal.

The homes to be acquired are two aged care homes in Calwell and Stirling in Canberra, a total of 288 aged care places.

Warrigal, a local not-for-profit aged care provider has been offering high-quality aged care services for over 50 years, running 9 other care homes across the Illawarra, Southern Highlands, and Queanbeyan regions, as well as villages and home care services.

Warrigal Chief Executive Officer, Mark Sewell, said he is proud of Warrigal’s achievements and caring culture and the addition of these two homes will complement and expand the services Warrigal provides to the aged care community in this area.

“We’re really excited about these homes joining Warrigal and look forward to the contribution Warrigal can make with its significant experience in offering high quality aged care services for over 50 years”.

“The Calwell and Stirling homes are in close proximity to our Queanbeyan home.   This means we can offer a high level of localised support to both homes to residents and their families as well as staff”.

“This expansion will allow us to reach and support older people from these new areas, which aligns with our values and vision of older people living great lives through a comprehensive, local and trusted aged care system. Our first steps will be to ensure the well-being of residents and any staff concerns are addressed.”

Phil Mackney, Regional Operations Director, Northern Region, Bupa Aged Care, said “We believe that Warrigal, with a strong presence throughout southern NSW, is well placed to meet residents’ needs, and has the local resources and support network to successfully operate the Stirling and Calwell care homes. We’ve spoken to our residents and assured them they will continue to be cared for by the team of employees they know and trust, while being supported by a reputable local provider.”

Meetings in the coming weeks will be scheduled to provide residents, relatives, and employees an opportunity to meet with the senior managers of Warrigal and to address any questions.

Warrigal will assume full responsibility for these homes and all the staff from 1st December 2020, subject to approval from the Department of Health.


Media Contact:

Elsbeth Olalia, Community Relations |M +61 (4) 3665 5808 | eolalia@warrigal.com.au


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