WelCom April 2020:
Wellington Catholic Homes Trust is selling its Vincentian Home and Hospital in Stanley St, Berhampore, but life for the elderly residents will be little changed, Trust chair Tony Walsh has announced. Mr Walsh said most of the staff will be offered work by the new owner, meaning stability for residents of the facility, which is home for up to 52 people.
The Trust has sold Vincentian to Steeple Rick Consultancy Ltd, a company owned by Paul Renwick of Wellington. Mr Renwick is a former executive of a retirement home company and has lengthy experience in elderly-care management.
Mr Walsh said the trustees decided the Trust was not the right kind of organisation to take Vincentian forward and sought a new owner who would be good for residents and staff.
‘Mr Renwick offers what the Trust wanted to ensure – someone with the skills and passion for the elderly-care profession who would provide stable staffing and continuity of care for residents.
‘Vincentian has built an outstanding care reputation and the Trust is sincerely grateful to the staff for their dedication and commitment to ensuring residents have a safe and enjoyable life in the home,’ Mr Walsh said.
The sale was due to take effect on March 31, 2020, subject to conditions.
Vincentian opened in 1977. Its name reflects the Society of St Vincent de Paul, whose Wellington members helped to create the Trust to provide care, welfare and housing for the elderly. The Trust owns and operates Bishop Snedden Retirement Village in Waikanae, which is currently being expanded.
Source: Wellington Catholic Homes Trust