Home nursing acquisition
Monday, 24 May 2010
More Health Choices for Melbourne residents
St John of God Health Choices, the home nursing division of St
John of God Health Care, has expanded its service to the
Melbourne area with the acquisition of the well known and respected
home nursing provider M&M Healthpower Pty Ltd.
Health Choices Melbourne will provide a range of
hospital substitution, post acute care and community nursing
services across Melbourne, similar to existing Health Choices’ home
nursing services in regional Victoria and the Perth metropolitan
St John of God Health Care’s Group Chief
Executive Officer, Dr Michael Stanford, said the acquisition
represents the not for profit group’s firm commitment to the
expansion of out-of-hospital clinical services both as an
alternative to hospital admission and as an avenue to promote early
and supported hospital discharge.
“We identified a community need driven by
demographic, social and political change: the increase in the aged
population, the growing trend in people living alone, and the
desire of health funds and Governments to support people in need of
care within their homes as much as possible,” he said.
St John of God Health Choices General Manager,
Steve Hall, said he and his team are committed to further
developing Health Choices, including the new Melbourne service.
This dynamic and growing service operates alongside St John of God
Health Care’s hospital, pathology and disability services, and its
wide range of social outreach programs.
Health Choices complements St John of God
Health Care’s holistic approach to health care and is increasing
the organisation’s reach and capacity to enhance people’s lives
across physical, mental and spiritual dimensions.