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BaptistCare NSW & ACT and Baptistcare WA announce merger

BaptistCare NSW & ACT and Baptistcare WA announce merger

As aged care is an evolving and highly complex sector, this is a positive and exciting opportunity for our two organisations to come together and be stronger as one.

Two of Australia’s leading not-for-profit care providers, BaptistCare NSW & ACT and Baptistcare WA, have decided to merge to create one of the largest not-for-profit care providers in Australia.

The merger is a logical fit, given both providers’ values-driven approach to person-directed care and service delivery.

Amanda Vivian, CEO Baptistcare WA and Charles Moore, CEO BaptistCare NSW & ACT, say a merger of the two Baptist-affiliated entities will allow the combined organisations to deliver more sustainable care in the aged care sector.

“Aged care is evolving and highly complex, and we believe the time is right to merge our organisations,” they said.

“Between our organisations there are over 125 years’ experience delivering exceptional care and services that have a real and meaningful impact in people’s lives.”

“We feel confident that a merger between the two Baptist organisations will deliver enormous benefits for our valued employees, volunteers, residents, customers and their families.

“Strategically, this merger allows two like-minded, well-governed organisations to join forces and be stronger as one. This will afford us scale and capacity to operate sustainably in an increasingly challenging market undergoing rapid change,” they said.

Charles Moore, CEO of BaptistCare NSW & ACT will lead the newly merged organisation as Chief Executive Officer.

Western Australia’s Amanda Vivian will be appointed to the new role of Executive Director Western Australia to lead the operations in WA, and will be part of the Executive Leadership Team of the newly merged organisation.

Both organisations will work closely together to transition into one organisation over the coming months, and will keep all stakeholders well-informed as the merger progresses.

All employees will retain their roles and there will be no changes to the care and services for residents and customers in either State.

“It is vital we retain the valuable employees we have in both WA and NSW and the ACT. The sector is desperate for great people to provide care to older Australians, and we are thankful for the incredible teams of people we have.”

The merged entity will have a combined revenue of $520 million, a workforce of more than 5,000 people, 750 volunteers, 33 residential aged care facilities, 9,000 home care customers and 25 retirement villages.

To find out more, visit: baptistcare.org.au/StrongerWA

Baptistcare WA is one of WA’s largest providers of residential aged care, retirement living and home care services, providing the highest level of quality care and support across metro and regional areas for more than 50 years.

Today our quality care is provided by over 1,500 skilled and professional employees and more than 250 volunteers who are all dedicated to understanding what matters most to our customers and ensuring we deliver on this commitment every day.

BaptistCare NSW & ACT is a leading not-for-profit Christian-based care organisation that has been serving the aged and people living with disadvantages for over 75 years. The organisation supports more than 15,500 people across NSW and the ACT to live well through a range of services, including residential aged care, home care, retirement living, community housing and community services.

From humble beginnings, BaptistCare NSW & ACT has grown into one of the nation’s most respected care providers, employing more than 3,700 employees, with a further 500 volunteers.