Home' Australian Ageing Agenda : AAA May-Jun 2017 Contents Our Better Practice Awards are presented each year for projects, initiatives or programs that act as exemplars for other
aged care service providers to assist and to encourage improvement to care and services and for the first time, in addition
to our national Commendation awards we will also be recognising up to five industry leaders through our ‘National
Innovation and Excellence in Aged Care’ awards.
All nominations are currently being assessed by our independent expert panel against nomination selection criteria with a
strong focus on quality of care and quality of life outcomes for consumers.
Our 2017 Better Practice Award winners, including both our National Commendation and our National Innovation and
Excellence awards winners, will be announced after our final plenary session at Sydney Better Practice on day one,
Thursday 17th August, followed by a Better Practice Awards reception event.
We invite you to join us for this important event, to recognise innovative and leading edge practice across the industry
and to congratulate all our winners, including our inaugural winners of the Innovation and Excellence awards.
For further information visit our website: www.aacqa.gov.au
Australian Aged Care Quality Agency
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Synovum Care appoints
as director of
operations to lead
Dr MacDonald previously worked as
general manager quality and business
innovation at Sir Moses Montefiore
Natasha Chadwick, Synovum Care
managing director, said Dr MacDonald
brought extensive experiences and skills
to the team.
Twilight appoints inaugural patron
Aged Care has
John Laurie as its
said that during his 14 years as
director and chairman, Mr Laurie
directed major strategic change and
growth for Twilight Aged Care, both
economically and culturally.
As patron, Mr Laurie will provide
ongoing support to the organisation,
raising the profile of the organisation
and hosting fundraising activities.
ACC appoints new chief executive
The Aged Care Channel has appointed
David Clarke as its chief executive officer.
has been general
manager of ACC
the past 18 months
and has extensive
experience in the
years as managing
director of Paul Hartmann.
He is a qualified intensive
care nurse and also a director of
the Paraplegic and Quadriplegic
Association of NSW (Paraquad).
Mr Clarke takes over from Russell
Bricknell who was recently appointed
CEO at Baptistcare in Western Australia.
Greengate makes key appointments
including Chris Rigby as CEO
Developer and operator of integrated care
villages Greengate has appointed Chris
Rigby as the organisation’s new CEO.
Mr Rigby was most recently CEO
of NSW aged care provider Scalabrini
Villages and was previously managing
director of Catholic Healthcare.
At the same time, Peter Hodgson
becomes chair of the board and John
Russell is appointed a board director.
The organisation said the new
appointments would support its decision
to deliver care while capitalising on
future opportunities as aged care is
Mr Hodgson, who has worked
as a non-executive director with the
organisation for the past six years,
said he was pleased to steer Greengate
through a period of growth
Mr Russell is CEO of Myer Family
Investments, which is a major shareholder
in privately owned Greengate.
Brightwater appoints new
home care chief
Di Bennett as
the manager of
Home, the home care
division of not-for-profit organisation.
Ms Bennett will lead a team of 200
staff, comprising allied health professionals,
support workers and client coordinators
who deliver care to 1,100 clients.
Prior to joining Brightwater,
Ms Bennett has held a variety of
leadership roles for public and private
hospitals and care providers over the
past 30 years.
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