Soon-to-be privatised Yaralla Place passes accreditation
IT IS business as usual at the soon-to-be privatised Yaralla Place nursing home in Maryborough, which has just passed its full accreditation audit.
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service nursing and midwifery services director Graham Mahaffey said the Queensland Health nursing home, which had been the hot topic of discussion in recent months, passed the Department of Health and Ageing audit last week.
"(It) is a real tribute to the staff," he said.
Since the announcement earlier this year that the home would be taken over by a private provider by next year, Mr Mahaffey said 34 staff had accepted voluntary redundancies.
"The process of offering redundancy packages has not ceased, but is being monitored by Wide Bay Hospital and Health Services senior staff," he said.
"Staff are able to be released only when their release does not impact on the care needs of the residents."
It is believed 106 staff remain at the Queensland Health facility.
"The staff levels at Yaralla Place nursing home are in line with Department of Health and Ageing guidelines that ensure the delivery of high quality care for residents," he said.