Marillac’s services to be handed over to St John of God Health Care in 2017

by Jessica Ferguson on December 16, 2016

in General News

Marillac and St John of God Accord today announced the start of a process for all Marillac’s services to be handed over to St John of God Accord in 2017. St John of God Accord provides disability support services throughout Melbourne's Eastern, Northern and Western metropolitan regions, offering flexible and tailored support services. A not-for-profit organisation, Accord was established in 1952. In 2007 it became a division of St John of God Health Care, which manages hospitals, home nursing and outreach services throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region. This handover will not change anything about Marillac’s services. All support staff are being offered ongoing employment, and all services will continue in their current locations. Marillac Chair Mary Potter said: “This announcement is good news for people we support and their families. St John of God Accord and Marillac share very similar mission, values and commitment to quality care, but St John of God is part of a much larger organisation, with greater resources, and that will give our services the best chance to grow, thrive and keep improving. “Especially for families and people we support, we are confident this change will bring great benefits and increased certainty. People we support will continue to receive an excellent level of service, and St John of God Accord will be in a stronger position to improve programs and services in future under the NDIS. In our residential support services, St John of God Accord will be able to allocate greater capital resources to upgrading and ultimately replacing residences.” Today is just the start of a process that will take several months. Marillac and St John of God Accord will together be communicating regularly with people we support and families, staff, and other stakeholders during this process.

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