Health

Announced as finalist in regional awards

A local aged care provider has been announced as one of four finalists in the aged care category of the 2020 NSW-ACT Regional Achievement and Community Awards.Peninsula Villages has been named, along with Cowra Retirement…


Second aged care provider pays bonus shortfall

A second local aged care provider has decided to dip into its own reserves to ensure all staff received the equivalent of the Government’s aged care retention bonus. “The team at Peninsula Villages is dedicated…


New resident moves in at 103

A 103-year-old woman has become one the new residents at a recently opened aged care wing.Ms Nancye Williams has moved into Pozieres House at Peninsula Village in Umina.A big change for Nancye who has moved…


Podcasts made for Women’s Health Week

Brisbane Waters Private Hospital has released a series of podcasts in support of Women’s Health Week.The podcast is part of hospital owner Healthe Care Australia’s project to promote women’s health and encourage women to get…


Aged care home reviews future in-person visits

A Woy Woy aged care provider is reviewing the way it will manage in-person visits once the facility re-opens to visitors.“We have had some enquiries regarding booking the ‘I See U’ program when we are…



Aged care homes are closed to visitors

Local aged care homes are expected to be closed to visitors for at least another week or two, following the notification of two confirmed coronavirus cases in Woy Woy.“BlueWave Living will be closed to all…


Reminder to stay alert, says public health director

“We’re not out of the woods yet when it comes to Covid-19.”That is the message from Central Coast Local Health District acting public health director Dr Katherine Todd.Commenting on the Woy Woy cases, she said:…


Pozieres House opens with household-model aged care

Peninsula Villages announced on Friday, August 21, that its new “ageing-in-place development” Pozieres House has been completed.The following Monday, August 24, seven residents moved in.The $30 million 114-bed development includes specialist aged, palliative and dementia…


Provider pays bonus to all aged care staff

A Woy Woy aged care provider has decided to pay all its staff on the same basis, irrespective of their eligibility for the Aged Care Workforce Retention Bonus.BlueWave Living will pay laundry, cleaners, maintenance, reception…