Umina Beach aged care provider, Peninsula Villages, has announced it will accommodate residents and staff from the recently-closed Presbyterian Community Residential Aged Care facility in East Gosford.
The Villages have negotiated to relocate 14 residents and 12 staff to Peninsula Villages’ Pozieres House development to help ensure staff can continue caring for their residents and maintain family relationships.
CEO of Peninsula Villages, Fred JP Van Steel, said the Villages were proud to offer their facilities to the residents and staff from Presbyterian Aged Care Gosford.
“Speaking with the families of these residents, continuity of care was important and therefore we are delighted we can accommodate the residents within one wing in our Pozieres House building,” Van Steel said.
“The Barrenjoey wing within Pozieres House is currently vacant and therefore it made perfect sense to relocate these residents and staff together as part of this state-of-the-art development.
“We look forward to welcoming these new faces and learning more about what they will bring to our colourful and loved village community.”
The closure of Presbyterian Aged Care Gosford will see Peninsula Villages retain a significant number of skilled staff and the two organisations said they were pleased to be able to share likeminded values.
“We recognise that the closure of our Gosford Presbyterian facility will be unsettling and stressful for residents and staff, who have been front of mind in our planning,” said Olivia Wood, Interim CEO of Presbyterian Aged Care NSW & ACT.
“We are however, absolutely thrilled to have the support of Peninsula Villages, a reputable local provider to ensure a smooth transition for our staff and residents to their state-of-the-art facilities.”
Media release, Aug 13