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Uniting welcomes Blue Care

Blue Care residents and clients welcomed into the Uniting community

Blue Care, the residential aged care and community service provider of the Uniting Church in Queensland, intends to transition its Kingscliff residential aged care and Tweed Coast community care services, to their New South Wales counterpart Uniting, a community services agency of the Uniting Church NSW and ACT Synod.

Blue Care has a long and proud history of providing quality aged care services in northern NSW. However, the transition will allow both Blue Care and Uniting to focus on services within their own respective states and reduce duplication. Both organisations are confident the transfer can occur with minimal disruption to residents, clients and their loved ones, and to the staff and volunteers at these services.

Cathy Thomas, Blue Care’s Group Executive Integrated Services SEQ said Uniting was well-placed to take on Blue Care’s NSW services.

“I can think of no better organisation to care for our NSW residents and clients than Uniting. We share our Uniting Church values and our commitment to ensuring that every person deserves the best possible care every day, tailored to their needs,” she said.

Uniting is looking forward to welcoming Blue Care clients and residents into their community, “We’re committed to giving Blue Care’s residents and clients the same care, love and attention just as our Queensland partners have always done,” said Saviour Buhagiar, Uniting Director of Residential and Health Care Services.

Subject to Department of Health and relevant business and legal approvals, the transition of Blue Care’s services in NSW is expected to be completed by 30 September 2016, with Uniting taking ownership on 1 October 2016.

Notes

Blue Care currently provides community care services in NSW through Blue Care Tweed Coast Community Care and Blue Care Kingscliff Aged Care Facility.

Dependent on government, final business approval and legal processes, the management of Blue Care Tweed Coast Community Care and Kingscliff Aged Care Facility will be transitioned on 1 October 2016 to Uniting.