Quirindi Care Services are a Community owned organisation offering Retirement Living, Residential Aged Care and a range of other care & support services that support our core business. We are governed by a voluntary Board of Governance, which is supported by an experienced Management Team.
Our Mission identifies why we exist
Our objective is to ensure a safe and secure environment for our residents and staff- a supportive community where appropriate care is provided by professionally trained personnel in our purpose built contemporary aged care home.
Our aim is to be acknowledged as a leader in the provision of care and the education/training of staff for the Aged Care industry.
Our vision identifies what we are striving to become
To be and to be recognised as a leader in strengthening and developing Quirindi Care Services through the creation of integrated models of care where excellence and leadership are pursued by all to best meet the needs of the people and communities we serve.
We aim to achieve our mission and vision in accordance with our Statement of Strategic Intent.
Philosophy Of Care –
Values & Beliefs
Our values are visible in how we act and treat others.
Quirindi Care Services is committed to providing quality care services for our residents and a quality workplace for our employees.
This will be done by a process of continual reflection and review of the way we provide services and by striving to improve on what we do. Through our meetings and committees our complaints / compliments / suggestions we seek to find issues that we can build on to produce better outcomes for our Residents, Staff and family members.
Jim McDonald – Chairman
Jim has been a lifelong resident of the Quirindi area, farming and living at ‘Red Braes’. Jim takes a keen interest in protecting our soil and water assets for our long term use and has spent the past twenty five years belonging to, and leading, various organisations in the Liverpool Plains and Namoi Catchment. From 2003 to 2011 Jim was the Chairman of the Namoi Catchment Management Authority. Jim recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science at UNE and was a member of the Federal Independent Expert Scientific Committee for coal seam gas and large scale coal mining until the end of 2014.
Jim is currently undertaking a Graduate Certificate Planning and Management of Natural Hazards at UNE and is a member of the Australia Institute of Company Directors.
Jim joined the QRHL Board in 2013 and is a Director of Henry’s Guesthouse. Jim is grateful to have the opportunity to contribute to the future direction of QRHL, the well-being of the residents and the continued provision of such excellent local services.
Ian Carter – Vice Chairman
Ian graduated with tertiary qualification in farm business management before returning to the family farm near Pine Ridge which he owns and manages with his wife, Marilyn. He has continued his education with many short courses through the years including the Rabobank Executive Development program. Ian has grown the family business from humble beginnings to a modern farm business employing 3 full time and 3 part time staff. He has been recognised within the agricultural industry with many awards including the Brownhill Cup and GRDC summer grain grower of the year. Ian has a strong community ethic.
He was the founding chairman of AgVance Farming Pty Ltd and current board member, he is the current president of Quirindi Aero Club, vice president of Farming For Kids Inc and past president of the Pine Ridge Landcare Group and The Quirindi Tennis Club. Ian believes that our community is extremely fortunate to have had the people with foresight to develop facilities such as those provided by QRHL and wants to contribute to their ongoing success and relevance.
Rick has lived in the Quirindi district for most of his life being raised on a local farm. He completed his schooling at local schools prior to working for a local public accounting firm while studying externally. Following working with this firm for 15 years, he joined a local family owned group of businesses as the Chief Financial Officer where he remains a team member after 28 years.
Rick has served on various sporting and fundraising committees including six years as a Quirindi Public School Council member and 15 years with the local Westpac Rescue Helicopter Support Group (12 years as treasurer).
Rick has joined the Board of QRHL to offer assistance where possible as he believes the facilities importantly allow older people to remain in close proximity to family and friends as well as providing employment to many in the area.
Virginia’s background spans some 50 years in the Heath Care Sector and in particular in Aged Care as a consultant Nationally in the Health Care Sector and Risk Management .
Virginia is very active in the community within the Liverpool Plains in terms of her volunteer work within the Heath Care Sector. It is her sincere wish to ensure that the community continues to benefit from her experience and commitment to the industry that she has been involved with for all of her working life.
Her qualifications are many but the main ones are : Masters Degree In Business; A Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety; Registered Nurse. (Retired)
Her desire is to make a positive contribution as a Director of The Board of Quirindi Retirement Homes Limited.
Quirindi Care Services Board Member commencing April 2016.
Nicky lives at Willow Tree where she and her partner Craig produce cattle using regenerative agriculture strategies. She has a strong interest in the environment and in building community strength and resilience. Nicky commenced working life as a paediatric speech pathologist which ultimately led her to a position with the Department of Aging, Disabilities and Home Care providing services for disabled children throughout New England.
She spent 10 years in management with The Ascent Group, Armidale (a service for adults with disabilities) and completed this time as the Client Services Manager with responsibility for program implementation, and the health and wellbeing of clients in Day Programs, Accommodation Services and Respite Services. Nicky has post grad qualifications in Aged Care. Upon moving to Willow Tree, Nicky provided private speech pathology services and was also an Accredited Assessor with Assessments Australia Ltd for High Support Needs and Attendant Care Packages.
As a QCS Board member, Nicky’s focus is on ensuring the continuation and improvement of quality care for residents and their families.
Quirindi Care Services Board Member commencing July 2018.
Dennis was born in Quirindi and has lived and worked as a beef producer in the Liverpool Plains Shire all his life.
Having been involved in many organisations including the Blackville community, Quirindi Show Society, Quirindi Tennis Club, Quirindi Pony Club, Quirindi Polo Carnival Club, Tamarang Polo Club and the Quirindi Bridge Club, Dennis is keen to continue his involvement in local community organisations.
Along with his wife Judith, Dennis has a beef breeding and fattening property at Blackville. He is enjoying seeing his farm develop and improve.
Dennis was elected to the board in 2018 and looks to improve and maintain the excellent facility for years to come. He recognises the immense importance of having such a facility as Eloura and looks forward to helping guarantee the happiness, health and peace of its residents in the future.
Quirindi Care Services Board Member commencing July 2018.
Dick has been involved in the livestock and property agency industry for more than forty years. He and his wife, Polly, own and operate a cattle grazing property in the Willow Tree district.
Dick has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for industry organisations and agri businesses in NSW, QLD and NT.
Dick greatly admires those from all levels who have dedicated themselves to the care of others, through organisations such as Quirindi Care Services.
“Quirindi Care Services is committed to providing quality care services for our residents and a quality workplace for our employees.”