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Catholic health provider expands QLD’s residential aged care portfolio

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St Vincent’s Care Services (SVCS) recently agreed to purchase three residential aged care facilities in Queensland, currently operated by PresCare, located in Carina and Corinda Brisbane, and Douglas Townsville. 

St Vincent’s Care Services is part of the St Vincent’s Health Australia group, and is a leading not-for- profit, Catholic provider of aged care and retirement services including residential aged care, independent living, and in-home care throughout Queensland, NSW and Victoria. 

St Vincent’s Care Services CEO Lincoln Hopper said the acquisition was an exciting milestone for the organisation and brings its total portfolio of residential aged care facilities to 23 throughout Australia. 

“St Vincent’s Care Services recognises the significant contribution that PresCare has made as a not-for- profit care provider to vulnerable older Australians for many years, and we intend to continue building on that legacy,” Hopper said. 

“We are aligned in our approach to providing exceptional services for Australians and are grateful for the opportunity to continue to provide quality care to the residents of these facilities. We are pleased to welcome PresCare staff, residents, and their loved ones to the St Vincent’s family and look forward to providing quality and compassionate support to those entrusted to our care,” he said.  

The acquisition involves a total of 390 residential aged care beds – including 76 beds in dedicated special care units for residents diagnosed with dementia – as well as 300 employees. 

One of the facilities based in Brisbane, which is newly-built and yet to open to residents, will include five rooms available to older people who are experiencing, or have a history of, homelessness. 

“St Vincent’s has always made it a priority to offer ongoing and compassionate care to people from vulnerable backgrounds regardless of faith or circumstance, and we will continue to that approach at this well-appointed facility when it opens tlater in the year,” Hopper said. 

“Expanding our footprint to include these three Queensland facilities is part of St Vincent’s Care Services’ 2025 strategic plan to support more people in more places with our outstanding care. We look forward to embarking on that journey at Carina, Corinda and Douglas.” 

St Vincent’s Care Services is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia, which has had a presence in Australia for more than 175 years and operates 16 public and private hospitals across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. 

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