Catholic Healthcare has acquired aged care and retirement living facility St Hedwig Village in Blacktown in western Sydney.

St Hedwig Village includes a 132-bed residential aged care home, a 48-unit retirement village and a home care service.

The transfer follows a detailed strategic review with St Hedwig’s board determining that Catholic Healthcare was best placed to operate the service into the future due to the increasing complexity of aged care provision.

St Hedwig Village CEO Kathy Eberl handing over the keys to Catholic Healthcare managing director David Maher

St Hedwig Village CEO Kathy Eberl said it was  a great outcome for residents, families, employees and the community.

“Catholic Healthcare has a strong track record of providing quality care for seniors and shares our value of focusing on the whole person, and on supporting employees to be passionate about enhancing the lives of those in their care,” Ms Eberl said.

Catholic Healthcare managing director David Maher said the organisation will continue to the work of St Hedwig Village to meet the care needs of residents.

“Our Catholic Healthcare mission speaks of promoting life in all its fullness, and we will continue the works of St Hedwig Village in the spirit of compassionate care, providing aged care services that respond to community need, and nurturing our people and their passion for delivering care to our residents and clients,” Mr Maher said.

“We are honoured to be asked to continue providing the services of St Hedwig’s and look forward to combining the strengths of both our organisations,” he said.

The St Hedwig board and community will retain close involvement following the transfer and establish the St Hedwig Advisory Committee.

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