Sydney’s Randwick Montefiore now officially open!

December 15, 2009 by Katie Hoskins
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Sydney’s Montefiore Randwick care campus has been declared officially open by the Hon. Justine Elliot MP, Minister for Ageing.

With the campus now at full occupancy, the official opening celebrates an active Home that enhances the quality of life of the frail aged who are in our care.

In Montefiore President David Freeman’s address,  he thanked the many people who have contributed to the creation of the Randwick campus including past Boards, Presidents, the Montefiore Development Committee past and present and his current Board and Executive.

He added: “The Commonwealth Government represented here today by the Minister, the Honourable Justine Elliot, Minister for Ageing, deserve special mention and thanks.  Without the Department’s strong commitment and support for the Homes licensing and financial underpinning, this nursing home could not operate at all.  The Commonwealth Government and the subsidy system in place is the backbone of the entire aged care system in Australia and we are no exception.

Accordingly, on behalf of the Sydney Jewish community I would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the Government and request Minister that you covey our very warm wishes of thanks to your Department for all of the assistance, support and encouragement that we have received for this project.”

Honorary Treasurer Tom Mautner, Honorary Secretary Max Kahn, Vice President Gary Inberg, Residents Maurie Zamel, Resident Josie Zamel, Hon Justine Elliot MP, Minister for Ageing, Montefiore President David Freeman AM.

Honorary Treasurer Tom Mautner, Honorary Secretary Max Kahn, Vice President Gary Inberg, Residents Maurie Zamel, Resident Josie Zamel, Hon Justine Elliot MP, Minister for Ageing, Montefiore President David Freeman AM.

The Minister spoke at length about Montefiore describing it as a ‘beautiful establishment where the staff and service is a credit to everyone,’ and

praised the ‘very very high quality of care and impressive array of services.’ She particularly noted the dental clinic, hydrotherapy pool, landscaped gardens, physiotherapy centre, the day care centre and the activity programs which contribute to Quality of Life for Residents.

She remarked that Montefiore is ‘setting a new standard and benchmark’ and said, “Montefiore has certainly lifted the bar when it comes to providing care and lifestyle.”

The evening was an elegant cocktail function for almost 250 Life Governors and other VIP guests.

After the official proceedings guests schmoozed , acknowledging the new Honour Boards bearing the names of Montefiore’s Life Governors. Numerous guests made special mention of the delicious and beautifully presented food which was all created in-house by Montefiore’s excellent catering team. Attendees were also given a commemorative book showing the creation of the Randwick campus in photos.

The facility was completely funded by our loyal benefactors and this was our opportunity to pay tribute to our Life Governors and recognise their contributions, without which this immense project would not have been possible.


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