Opal News

Gary Barnier resigns from Opal Aged Care

Opal Aged Care (Opal) has today announced that its Managing Director of seven years, Gary Barnier, has resigned and will leave the organisation in March 2018 to pursue other opportunities in the healthcare industry.

Clarification – Opal Aged Care’s Renovation Policy

Opal wishes to clarify its national policy around upgrades to resident’s ensuite bathrooms.

Opal nurse Karen is a real gem 

Opal Aged Care nurse Karen Brown recognised for her long service at Opal Maitland.

Opal Aged Care’s Response for South Gippsland Sentinel-Times

Opal Aged Care is committed to upgrading and refurbishing older homes to meet the comfort and physical needs of residents.

Annual Opal Chef Masterclass

For the past two years, Opal’s Chefs have attended a series of masterclasses, culminating in the annual Chef’s Masterclass Competition in Sydney.

Opal Windward Manor Art Gallery Opening Night

Opal Windward Manor hosted its first ever Gallery Opening Event last week to showcase a collection of 30 resident artworks that were auctioned off to raise funds for Dementia Australia NSW.

New Rehabilitation Centre 

Opal has partnered with Concentric Rehabilitation Centre to reimagine the aged care experience for residents and their families. A first of its kind, the centre will offer residents and the local community access to specialist physiotherapy and rehabilitation, helping people to improve their strength, mobility and independence.

Opal Board statement regarding independent review

The Board of Opal Aged Care has today announced it has commissioned an independent review to be undertaken by Nous Group. The review will focus on clinical leadership, customer service and complaints management relating to Opal’s people, culture, and capability.

Opal Aged Care response to ABC reports around care and interactions with residents’ families

Recent reports about Opal Aged Care published on the ABC website and via the 7.30 Report on 2 August 2017 discussed three cases of resident care at Opal homes and the families’ complaints about this care

Work begins on $41 million Opal Blacktown development

Opal Aged Care managing director Gary Barnier and mayor Stephen Bali got together on Monday to mark the official turning of the sod on the 149-bed facility at Kildare Road.

Opal Kawana Waters now open

We are excited to announce the opening of Opal Kawana Waters. The beautiful new 151-bed aged care home is ideally situated in the Sunshine Coast’s Oceanside Health Hub.

The first sod is turned at Opal North Lakes

Today is a fantastic day as the first sod is turned at Opal North Lakes. It marks the beginning of construction of our new 146-bed in North Lakes, due to open in mid 2018.

Dr Jane Wilson Joins Opal Aged Care Board

Opal Aged Care has appointed Dr Jane Wilson to its Board, in a move that will further support Opal’s objective of becoming a leader in aged care.

Opal Aged Care invests $13 million and will employ an additional 70 staff in Orange.

Today, Opal Aged Care are celebrating the opening of a new wing and refurbished home at their Cherrywood Grove facility, following a multi million dollar investment.

Welcome to Opal Denhams Beach

Recently redeveloped and renamed to better reflect the home’s location, Opal Denham’s Beach (formerly Edgewood Park) certainly stands out from the rest.