Mary’s Grange & BUPA South Hobart

Southern Cross Care Tasmania is pleased to announce acquisition of BUPA’s 119-bed South Hobart aged care facility, taking effect from December 1, 2020. 

“We were provided with an opportunity to own and operate this amazing facility. We are pleased to be in a position to do this and secure the home for the residents, as well as Tasmanian jobs under Tasmanian ownership,” Southern Cross Care Tasmania CEO Robyn Boyd said. 

“We pride ourselves on the delivery of high-quality care in all of our aged care facilities and look forward to providing this at South Hobart as well” Robyn Boyd said. 

As part of its review of operations associated with this acquisition, Mrs Boyd says Southern Cross Care Tasmania has made the decision to close Mary’s Grange Aged Care Home in Taroona. Residents will be offered the opportunity to move to a home of their choice, including South Hobart. There will be no changes to any fees, care services or provisions unless it is requested. Mary’s Grange currently houses 74 residents. We also want to reassure everyone that there will be no job losses due to the closure of the facility.

“One of the most important aspects of delivering high quality, individually tailored care is the environment it is delivered in. Mary’s Grange is coming to the end of its life as an aged care facility” Robyn Boyd said.

Click here for more information about the closure of Mary’s Grange.

Michelle Baker, Regional Operations Director, Southern Region, Bupa Aged Care said “we believe that Southern Cross Care, with a strong presence in Tasmania, is best placed to meet residents’ needs and has the local resources and support network to successfully operate the South Hobart care home,” 

“We have spoken to our residents and assured them they will continue to be cared for by the team of employees they know and trust, while being supported by a reputable local provider.”  Said Michelle Baker. 

Southern Cross Care want to reassure all residents, families, loved ones and staff members, that it will be business as usual, “all staff will be retained and our attention will be on delivering quality care and a supportive environment for our staff to deliver that care,” said Robyn Boyd. 

“Our goal is to make sure the transition to Southern Cross Care will be as seamless as possible for everyone.”