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Management changes at Kolan Gardens

Raised hands at the Bundaberg Regional Council Meeting. Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail
Raised hands at the Bundaberg Regional Council Meeting. Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail Zach Hogg BUN171213CCL3

THE Kolan Gardens Aged Care Facility will soon move to private management as Bundaberg Regional Council hands over the reins.

The Gin Gin retirement facility has been managed by Churches of Christ for eight years on behalf of the council.

But as the lease came up for review, Churches of Christ Residential Aged Care general manager Bryan Mason said the organisation was recently asked to look at operating the licenses for the aged care facility.

Community service spokeswoman Judy Peters presented the confidential items at this month's Ordinary Meeting of Council.

"After recent discussion, a proposal was put forward to take on the role of approved provider to manager the Kolan Gardens aged care facility," Cr Peters said.

Cr Peters said it was with "delight" that she recommended the transfer of the service provider status from the council to the Churches of Christ. Mr Mason said the change would primarily be administrative and said it would continue to be "business as usual" at the Gin Gin service.

"For the residents, Kolan Gardens Aged Care Service continues as normal with the same staff and services," he said.

Mr Mason said Churches of Christ managed 24 aged care facilities in Queensland.

"With the changing legislative environment for aged care, along with the specialist expertise and accountability associated with operating a residential aged care service licensed by the Federal Government, it has become very challenging for standalone operations," Mr Mason said.

"Given Churches of Christ Care's experience in operating residential aged care services, it would be a natural transition for us to operate the licences."

The handover was approved by a unanimous vote of the Bundaberg regional councillors and will see a transfer of licences on October 1.

"With a proposed initial lease term of the building for 10 years with the option to extend beyond that," he said.

Churches of Christ were established in 1930 and operate 28 facilities throughout Queensland and Victoria.




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