Benetas and Macedon Ranges Health amalgamate

Benetas and Macedon Ranges Health have announced an amalgamation of the two organisations following a vote on 14 November 2017 by Macedon Ranges Health Members.

 

Sandra Hills OAM, CEO of Benetas, thanked the Macedon Ranges community for its overwhelming support of the amalgamation.

 

“Benetas is absolutely committed to maintaining the heritage and identity of Macedon Ranges Health which the community knows and loves,” Ms Hills said.

 

“Through the union of our two organisations, we look forward to meeting the increasing needs of the Macedon Ranges community now and well into the future through much needed investment in infrastructure and high quality services while retaining existing services.”

 

Don Tidbury, CEO of Macedon Ranges Health, welcomed the decision and the benefits to the local community.

 

“Macedon Ranges Health’s Members voted resoundingly in support of the proposed amalgamation.” said Mr Tidbury.

 

“With the number of people aged over 80 expected to double across the region in the next ten years this amalgamation will enable Macedon Ranges Health to grow and best accommodate the changing needs of the community,” Mr Tidbury said.

 

The amalgamation represents a significant investment by Benetas over the next eight years with $60 million set to be invested to upgrade, expand and redevelop the facilities and services that Macedon Ranges Health provides.

 

This will see an initial investment of $1.2 million in Macedon Ranges Health’s existing facilities and infrastructure for the benefit of the community and aged care residents.

 

17 November 2017.