Today, BaptistCare NSW & ACT and Baptistcare WA, two of Australia’s leading not-for-profit care providers, have announced their decision to merge, creating one of the largest not-for-profit care providers in Australia. The merger is expected to allow the combined organisations to deliver more sustainable care in the aged care sector.
Charles Moore, CEO of BaptistCare NSW & ACT, and Amanda Vivian, CEO of Baptistcare WA, have both stated that a merger of the two Baptist-affiliated entities will allow them to achieve their shared vision of providing high-quality, person-directed care and service delivery. They believe that the merger is a logical fit, given the organisations’ shared values-driven approach to care.
The new entity will have a combined revenue of $520 million and a workforce of more than 5,000 people, including 750 volunteers. It will operate 33 residential aged care facilities and 25 retirement villages, as well as provide home care services to 9,000 customers across both states.
Moore and Vivian have expressed their confidence that the merger will deliver enormous benefits to their employees, volunteers, residents, customers, and their families. They believe that the merger will allow them to operate more sustainably in an increasingly challenging market that is undergoing rapid change.
The two organisations will work closely together to transition into one organisation over the coming months, with Moore leading the newly merged organisation as Chief Executive Officer. Vivian will be appointed to the new role of Executive Director Western Australia, leading operations in WA and becoming part of the Executive Leadership Team of the newly merged organisation.
The merger has been welcomed as a positive step forward for both organisations and for the aged care sector as a whole. All employees will retain their roles, and there will be no changes to the care and services for residents and customers in either state.