mecwacare Chief Executive Michele Lewis has won the ACSA Victoria Distinguished Service in Care Award at the 2019 ACSA State Awards, which were held in Melbourne on August 9.
On 22 January, mecwacare is opening the modern, state of the art mecwacare John Atchison Centre to maximise the quality of life for people who are aged. The 101 bed aged care and retirement living centre, located at 312-318 Derrimut Road in Hoppers Crossing, extends mecwacare’s residential services into the Western suburbs of Melbourne after recent growth into regional Victoria.
Last month, mecwacare celebrated the renaming of mecwacare Rositano House in Richmond, coinciding with the completion of extensive renovations of the aged care residence. The residents, their family members, mecwacare staff and contractors gathered to officially re-open the home post-refurbishment.
mecwacare has announced that they have been awarded a contract by Barwon Health for provision of in-home nursing and support services into the Grampians and Barwon regions, extending from Geelong across to the South Australian border. Service coverage will extend both along the coast and significantly inland, especially into the Southern Grampians region.
Last month, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP officially opened 23 newly constructed one-bedroom units at mecwacare’s Glen Iris Community Housing development.
mecwacare’s acquisition of six residential aged care facilities boosts mecwacare’s capacity to over 700 beds in 11 facilities across Melbourne and regional Victoria.