Ceremony of Transfer of The Haven to Catholic Healthcare
11 Mar 2019
The Haven Aged Care in Wagga Wagga provides comfort and security to 148 residents, 150 Home and Community Services clients and 62 seniors in independent living units.
The formal celebration included Catholic Healthcare representatives, Board Members of The Haven, and Deputy Mayor Councillor Yvonne Braid OAM who assisted with the plaque unveiling.
David Maher, Managing Director, Catholic Healthcare addressed the attendees, including some proud residents, clients and families.
“We must start by acknowledging the tremendous legacy of The Haven over 60 plus years,” said Maher. “Thank you to all the dedicated volunteers, the Members of the Board, the staff and residents that have called this place home for over half a century. We undertake to continue to nurture this community endeavour in Wagga Wagga as its next chapter unfolds.”
“Our Catholic Healthcare Mission speaks of ‘promoting life in all its fullness’. Today we celebrate the transfer of The Haven into our organisational family and we will continue to promote, support and enhance the lives of the elderly members of our community, wherever they are on their aged care journey.
“For us at Catholic Healthcare, we are conscious that we stand on the shoulders of those that have come before us. Our vision for Wagga Wagga is to provide compassionate integrated aged care for the whole community. We seek to build a vibrancy where our residents can truly feel they are living life to the full everyday.
“We hope to create an onsite café and meeting place as a hub of the site; and add to this by developing a health and wellness centre where our residents and community clients can access,” added Maher.
Catholic Healthcare has a commitment to regional NSW. The Haven complements services at Tumut, and joins other regional services in Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo, Forbes, Coffs Harbour, Grafton and Batemans Bay.
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