End of Anglican aged care era

Heritage Lifecare took over the operations of Te Wiremu House, Bruere Village and Arohaina Village in April, and yesterday the Bishop of Waiapu the Right Reverend Andrew Hedge (right) led a special service to mark the changeover.
Te Wiremu clinical services manager Terry Rickard (left) and Heritage Lifecare general manager Paul Renwick (centre) were part of the service. Picture by Liam Clayton

A SPECIAL service at Te Wiremu House yesterday marked the end of Anglican-owned aged care facilities in Gisborne.

Mr Renwick said Heritage Lifecare was proud to have the opportunity to continue the excellent service Anglican Care had provided.

“We will do everything in our power to continue the close community ties here,” he said. Heritige Lifecare owns 15 aged care facilities and five independent villages.

Mr Renwick said everything was going well in Gisborne since the take over.

The land for Te Wiremu House on Aberdeen Road was bought in 1957 by the J.N. Williams Trust with the goal of creating an Anglican retirement home. Construction began later that same year and the house was opened in 1959.

Te Wiremu House offers a 90-bed care facility, which includes 32 rest home rooms, 34 hospital rooms and eight specialised rooms dedicated to those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Arohaina Village, also on Aberdeen Road, has been administered by Te Wiremu House since 1992 and offers independent retirement units.

The Bruere village, next to Te Wiremu, opened in 2011 and offers retirement units and an on-site GP clinic.

A SPECIAL service at Te Wiremu House yesterday marked the end of Anglican-owned aged care facilities in Gisborne.

Mr Renwick said Heritage Lifecare was proud to have the opportunity to continue the excellent service Anglican Care had provided.

“We will do everything in our power to continue the close community ties here,” he said. Heritige Lifecare owns 15 aged care facilities and five independent villages.

Mr Renwick said everything was going well in Gisborne since the take over.

The land for Te Wiremu House on Aberdeen Road was bought in 1957 by the J.N. Williams Trust with the goal of creating an Anglican retirement home. Construction began later that same year and the house was opened in 1959.

Te Wiremu House offers a 90-bed care facility, which includes 32 rest home rooms, 34 hospital rooms and eight specialised rooms dedicated to those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Arohaina Village, also on Aberdeen Road, has been administered by Te Wiremu House since 1992 and offers independent retirement units.

The Bruere village, next to Te Wiremu, opened in 2011 and offers retirement units and an on-site GP clinic.

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