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Tully Nursing Home

27/August/2021

There has been a hive of activity at the Tully Nursing Home!  Many of our residents are participating in activities and enjoying the lovely weather outside.  Last week, we welcomed our new Director of Nursing (DON), Gail Mears, who comes to us for a fixed term. She recently moved from the Burdekin area, where she was working as a Team Leader for Queensland Health. It is a time of transition for the Home, as we now have a new structure. The DON will have overarching responsibility for all aspects of the Home’s management. We are pleased to be moving in this positive direction, especially given that we have been living in such uncertain times, with the stressors of COVID and limited government funding for aged care.  

Unlike the majority of nursing homes in Australia (which are run by corporations and governments), we are a not-for-profit community-owned organisation.  Apart from government payments and refundable accommodation deposits, we rely heavily on grants and generous community donations.  For example, we have a great Fathers’ Day raffle, to be drawn on September 2, with tickets available from the Home and at Nick & Jean’s Supermarket. This will provide us with much needed equipment for the care of our residents.

Our Board is comprised of eight local people from the health, farming, and business sectors.  Our focus is on providing residents with quality care in a tropical environment.  If you would like to follow what is happening at the Home, we are on Facebook.  And please remember, if you want to visit a family member or friend at the Home, you must provide a current flu vaccination certificate (as per Queensland Health’s Aged Care Directive).

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