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Recommissioning of St Lawrence Aged Care

Written by: The Hilltops Phoenix

IMAGE: Cowra-based not for profit aged care provider Cowra Retirement Village will run St Lawrence in Harden.
IMAGE: Cowra-based not for profit aged care provider Cowra Retirement Village will run St Lawrence in Harden.

Cowra Retirement Village will recommission the former St Lawrence Residential Aged Care facility at Harden.

The Board and Management of the community-owned, not for profit provider Cowra Retirement Village have taken the opportunity to complement its existing business and expertise in the aged care industry to pursue the recommissioning of the Harden facility.

Their wish is to deliver the same high standards of care delivered by suitably experienced and qualified staff as at its Cowra facility.

In a statement released by Cowra Retirement Village CEO Scott Kable, he committed to community consultation.

“Over the coming weeks we will be engaging with the Harden Murrumburrah Regional Development Corporation and the community at all levels to start building a relationship of co-operation and mutual respect that we trust will result in the ongoing provision of a sustainable and high quality residential aged care facility to the people of Harden and district,” CEO Scott Kable said.

Mr Kable stated the values of the recommissioned facility will focus on choice, respect, dignity and empowerment for all residents.

Deputy Prime Minister and Riverina MP, Michael McCormack said the new ownership is “terrific news” for the Harden-Murrumburrah community, especially for families seeking aged care services.

“St Lawrence was built through the hard work and commitment of the local community and I am pleased another rural aged care services provider – Cowra Retirement Village – has plans to recommission St Lawrence because it has a strong record of caring for its residents and has shared country values with the Harden-Murrumburrah district,” Mr McCormack said.

“Our elderly residents in the Harden-Murrumburrah district have made the area the wonderful place it is now in which to live. They want, need and deserve the best care possible in their senior years.”

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