Three new capable directors to further enhance board stability and commitment to the community.
Lyndoch Living announced the appointment of three new members to its Board at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday 31 October. These new directors will work alongside the Lyndoch Living team to provide further strategic thinking and health and aged care expertise.
New directors Louise Cameron, Edward Rennick and Peter O’Brien will commence in their roles on 1 November 2022
The Board now consists of nine volunteer members, all passionate about the local community. The three directors join Susan Cassidy, Kerry Nelson, Kane Grant, Lorraine Mielnik, Ron Page and Andrew Paton on the new board.
Acting CEO, Ted Rayment, welcomed the appointments and said he was looking forward to working with the new members to continue Lyndoch Living’s momentum.
“We are pleased to welcome these new appointments to the organisation. We have made great progress towards improving our healthcare standards across our home and these members will be able to support us as we continue this journey,” Ted Rayment said.
“Our focus has always been on providing quality care to our residents and supporting our staff. To achieve this, we know that we must continuously evolve to meet the changing needs of the community. Louise, Edward and Peter’s management skills and healthcare and education experience will support us in this vital work.”
Louise Cameron is a highly motivated and successful businesswoman, with extensive executive management experience. She understands the influence and history of Lyndoch Living, with her grandparents having been residents, and is determined to see the organisation thrive into the future.
Edward Rennick is public service minded and has previously served two terms on the Board of Otway Health. He brings a wealth of management experience to the Board and is looking forward to giving back to his local community.
Peter O’Brien is the former Director of Medicine at South West Healthcare and is a highly-skilled medical practitioner. He acknowledges the importance for organisations to maintain a team-based approach and strong community engagement and is confident his knowledge of healthcare in the local community will augment the capabilities of the Board.
“These new appointments complement the current directors’ skills and experience. The Lyndoch Living leadership team and I are looking forward to working with the new Board of Directors in the weeks, months and years ahead,” Ted Rayment said.
The appointments come as previous director, Professor Robert Wallis, notified the Board of his resignation due to other commitments and increasing demands for his time in early September 2022. Professor Wallis’ resignation comes into effect from the AGM, after which he will continue to offer his services in a volunteer capacity.
“We thank Professor Wallis for his service to Lyndoch Living over the past three years as a member of our Board. We are pleased he will be staying on with us in a volunteer capacity and are looking forward to seeing a familiar face around the organisation.”
The appointments follow a rigorous recruitment process, conducted by an local independent advisory service SED Regional Advisory.
“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)