Respect is excited to announce the addition of Ulverstone’s iconic Mt St Vincent nursing home to the group. The home is a 73 bed facility, with a dedicated 12 bed secure dementia wing, as well as a therapy centre and hydrotherapy pool that is very popular.
St Vincent de Paul state president Mark Gaetani said it had been a sad decision to make, but that Respect had stood out among the buyers. “Respect primarily stood out for their not-for-profit status.”
Respect Managing Director Mr Binder said he was proud of the fact that Respect was a locally based organisation, and he looked forward to upholding the “fantastic reputation” of the facility.
“We’re here for the residents, we don’t have shareholders that get dividends. We are familiar with the rich history of Mt St. Vincent. We are especially excited about retaining local ownership and preserving the high quality care and services to residents at the home. We were founded here in the North-West, we’re employing local people, and it’s just a positive thing. Nothing will really change.”St. Vincent de Paul Society CEO Lara Alexander said the transfer was expected to be completed by September 2019.
“The sale will not adversely impact staffing levels or the 73 residents who call Mt St. Vincent their home. This is one of the reasons we chose Respect as the right organisation. Our top priority was to ensure our residents continued to receive high quality care, and that our staff continued to be treated well.”
The addition of Mt St Vincent brings our total to 10 aged care homes, spread out across Tasmania and Victoria.