Lyndoch Living has a new Board Chair

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Lyndoch Living is pleased to announce that a new Chair has been appointed to the Lyndoch Board.


Dr Peter O’Brien comes with an extensive background in health service management and corporate and clinical governance expertise. His clinical background includes general practice, emergency medicine and time spent time in the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Dr O’Brien completed a Master of Health Administration through the University of New South Wales, graduating in 1994. He also has Fellowships with the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. Dr O’Brien worked for many years as the Director of Medical Services at South West Healthcare. He joined the Lyndoch Living Board in October 2022.

Dr O’Brien’s clinical governance experience has been enhanced through his health service accreditation assessor role with training in the assessment of health care organisations for compliance with the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards. Dr O’Brien has undertaken over 70 accreditation assessments throughout Australia. “My knowledge at the national level brings in depth expertise and experience which is imperative to Lyndoch Living’s continuous quality improvement and the monitoring of an expanded set of aged care clinical indicators” explained Dr O’Brien.

Sue Cassidy, outgoing Chair explained that the Board are exceptionally pleased with Dr O’Brien’s appointment during a time of continuous improvement and regeneration for Lyndoch Living.

Ms Cassidy further commented that “adding such a high level of clinical and accreditation expertise to our volunteer Board is a testament to the hard work and organisational improvement that has been undertaken in the past year”.

The Lyndoch Living Board sincerely thanked Ms Cassidy for her tireless efforts over many years. The Board is very pleased that Sue is remaining on the Board ensuring that her experience and wisdom will not be lost.

Dr O’Brien is looking forward to focusing on person centred care, maintaining accreditation and steering the strategic direction of Lyndoch Living towards a sustainable quality aged care service that includes an extensive range of community aged care services to the wider geographical area from Portland to Hamilton and wider Warrnambool areas.

“I am proud to have been part of the extensive improvements that have occurred over the last year and thank the talented executive team and very committed and dedicated staff for their dedicated work” said Dr O’Brien.


“We are very grateful for the professionalism and care the staff have shown”

Family of Living@Home clients


“We would like to acknowledge the fantastic support shown to this lovely couple by the Living@Home team and the flexibility and understanding of their care needs”

Family Member of Living@Home client


“The lady you sent over yesterday was delightful, and even made Mum a hot lemon drink and put her to bed”

Leanne (daughter of Living@Home client)


“What a wonderful job Trish and Liz do, we are so happy with the care they provide”

Family Members of Living@Home clients


“I really appreciate the support from the Lyndoch Living@Home team, it’s a huge help in managing my caring role”

Michelle (Living@Home client)


“A very big thank you to the wonderful staff who came into our home and cared for my husband.  This respite break made a very difficult situation more tolerable and gave me something to look forward to”

Christine (Living@Home client)


“Geraldine is the about the best cleaner I’ve ever had!”

Maurice  (Living@Home client)


“Jan is such a capable, competent and calming carer, I feel so safe in her hands.  I could not ask for anyone better”

Joan (Living@Home client)


“I’ve always been a busy, practical person and I’m still a busy person – I’m still able to be very involved in the community, especially the Speedway. I’m a busy bloke!”
“I get spoilt rotten here! I really get cared for.”

Stuart (Swinton East)


“One of the lovely nurses had a great idea and planted out a raised bed with tomatoes and other plants and I enjoy getting out there and doing some work in the garden, collecting the produce.” “The staff are very, very nice. They greet you with a smile and do things very well.“
“I really enjoy the school kids visiting, and I’m amazed at the quality of the kids,
they’re all so nice!”

John (Lake Lodge)


“I’ve lived here for 5 years and I’m very happy with the nurses and other staff”

Margaret (Lake Lodge)


“I’ve made friends here that I wouldn’t have been able to meet living by myself at home. It’s like an extension of your family” “The staff are absolutely fantastic here, nothing is ever a problem for them. Right through to the maintenance men, the cleaners and gardeners and staff at the kiosk, they’re all obliging and always greet you with a smile” “At Lyndoch I get comfort, care and conversation, add a bit of fresh air and that’s exactly what you need in life”

Lynette (Swinton East)