Marillac disability service to transfer to St John of God Health Care
St John of God Health Care has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Marillac Ltd, a Ministry of the Daughters of Charity, to transfer the Marillac organisation and services to St John of God Health Care.
The transfer is subject to due diligence by both organisations and various regulatory and Catholic approvals however it is expected to occur before the end of March 2017.
Marillac provides disability support services for children, teenagers and adults in Melbourne’s south east region, it supports 350 clients and 150 staff.
Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr Michael Stanford said St John of God Health Care, Marillac Ltd and the Daughters of Charity share a Catholic identity and similar Mission and Values.
“We both support the vulnerable in our community with compassion and respect, and give those in our care a reason to hope, and a greater sense of their own dignity.”
“In Victoria we have made significant investment in the disability sector in the last year with an $8 million redevelopment of our Accord disability service in north eastern Melbourne. We also operate disability services in New Zealand through St John of God Hauora Trust.
“Accord’s disability support service is at the forefront of improving and growing facilities and services for people with disability and their families.
“As the operator of Marillac and Accord, St John of God Health Care will be one of the largest disability service providers in Victoria.”
St John of God Health Care, as a leading Australian health care operator, has the financial strength and capability to see Marillac through the changing landscape of the disability sector with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Dr Stanford said that clients, families and the community of Marillac can be assured that St John of God Health Care has an absolute commitment to high quality service and excellence in care.
“Employees of Marillac will be part of a large organisation that provides career and development opportunities. They will also have the support of colleagues from Accord who will be working alongside them to support people with disability and their families in Melbourne."
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