Sunday, June 23, 2024

Kiama confirms buyer for aged care facility


Kiama Council has today announced the preferred tenderer for the sale of its aged care facility, Blue Haven Bonaira.

In this week’s Extraordinary Meeting, the Council voted to proceed with company, Hall & Prior Aged Care’s offer and begin drawing up a sales contract.

Hall & Prior Health and Aged Care Group is an established and leading provider of residential aged care, with 36 aged care facilities across in NSW and Western Australia.

“I’m glad to see Blue Haven Bonaira be acquired by a high-quality aged care provider who already operates a range of facilities in both NSW and Western Australia,” said Mayor, Neil Reilly.

“I welcome Hall & Prior to Kiama and the Illawarra region and look forward to a fruitful working relationship with them as we transition the business into their capable hands.”

Hall & Prior Chief Executive Officer, Graeme Prior said the provision of quality aged care and accommodation was the company’s priority.

“We are excited to bring our experience to the residents of Blue Haven Bonaira and associated services,” said Mr Prior.

“We are looking forward to being part of the Illawarra region and having a long-term relationship with Kiama Council and the local community.”

Hall & Prior currently operates 13 residential aged care homes across Sydney and regional NSW, and 23 aged care homes in Western Australia.

“Both Kiama Council and Hall & Prior share a focus on continuity of care and security of tenure for all residents and care recipients,” the Council said in a statement.

“This commitment includes services in aged care, independent living and home care services.”

Once the contract has been finalised, it will go back to Council for endorsement, which is expected to take place in July.

Following final agreement and completion of pre-settlement conditions, both parties anticipate settlement in September 2024.

“Council and Blue Haven will continue to keep our residents and staff informed about the sale and transition process with regular updates,” the Mayor said.

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