Lyndoch Living has appointed Jamie Brennan as Acting CEO, effective today.
Mr Brennan joins Lyndoch Living on secondment from South West Healthcare and brings a wealth of experience in delivering healthcare and aged care services to the Warrnambool community.
Mr Brennan will be supported by additional South West Healthcare team members. These team members have strong and extensive aged care leadership, with clinical, quality and accreditation process management backgrounds.
Working at South West Healthcare as the Executive Director of Service Development, Mr Brennan has more than 15 years’ experience in senior management and executive roles within public healthcare agencies across Victoria.
Mr Brennan’s aged care experience is extensive. He was appointed as the Victorian Aged Care Response Centre (VARC) COVID-19 lead for the South West Region, where he assisted aged care providers to prepare for – and coordinate responses to – COVID-19 outbreaks in facilities.
He has also led several successful aged care accreditation processes within the South West region, most recently against the new Aged Care Quality Standards.
As a values-based leader, Mr Brennan has a strong track record of working collaboratively with staff to develop their skills and is focused on improving healthcare delivery across the region.
“I am looking forward to meeting as many staff and residents today as possible, to understand where things are at. My first priority will be to ensure staff have the support they need to provide outstanding care to residents,” he said.
“There is a lot of work to be done but I am completely focused on putting residents first and ensuring they receive the care they deserve.”
Susan Cassidy, Board President for Lyndoch Living, said she appreciated the flexibility offered by South West Healthcare for Lyndoch Living to second one of their senior Executives and leading aged care experts.
“We are pleased to have Jamie join our team and lead our mission of providing quality care for our residents at Lyndoch,” she said.
“It’s important we have stability and Jamie’s appointment provides us with that. It will allow our staff to focus on what truly matters.”
“We thank each and every one of our staff members for their dedicated service.”
Lyndoch Living will continue to provide updates to the Warrnambool community in the coming days.
“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)