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Blue Care’s Lyons Street Westcourt property

26/06/2018

After lengthy consideration and consultation with community stakeholders, Blue Care has made the decision to sell part of its Lyons Street Westcourt property to the Cairns Regional Council.

Blue Care clients’ days brightened with colour

09/05/2018

Local Brisbane artists are using their creativity to brighten the walls at local Blue Care aged care facilities to improve visual stimulation for residents living with dementia.

Blue Care campaign wins Gold Stevie® Award in 2018 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards

24/04/2018

UnitingCare Queensland’s Blue Care campaign has been recognised as a winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Marketing Awards category in the fifth annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards today.

Statement to ABC TV 7.30 Program

04/04/2018

Blue Care’s number one priority is the wellbeing and safety of our residents and we take all matters that relate to the quality of care and service we provide very seriously.

UnitingCare Queensland pays tribute to Queensland’s first Blue Nurse Olive Smith

16/01/2018

UnitingCare Queensland CEO Craig Barke has paid tribute to Queensland’s first Blue Nurse, Olive Smith (nee Crombie), who recently passed away aged 88 years.

Passing of Olive Smith, our first Blue Nurse

10/01/2018

Olive Smith (nee Crombie) became Blue Care’s first nurse on 24 August 1953, when she boarded a tram in West End Brisbane to tend a patient in their own home.

Blue Care cooking up a great partnership in Gayndah

14/12/2017

Blue Care Gayndah is focusing on fun while supporting people living with disability by matching their clients with a carer who enjoys similar activities.

Blue Care resident to play Klaid Grand Organ at QPAC just in time for Christmas

27/11/2017

A Blue Care Ipswich resident will get the ultimate Christmas gift when he tests his skills on one of the grandest organs in Queensland, the Klaid Grand Organ at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC).

Blue Care Cloncurry and Mount Isa raise funds to take clients on trip of lifetime

15/11/2017

Blue Care Cloncurry and Mount Isa have taken some of their clients on the outback trip of a lifetime to nearby Richmond for three days of exploring and adventure.

Employee consultation and service model changes

08/09/2017

Blue Care today confirmed that there would be no job losses at its Canowindra residential aged care facility in Kingaroy as a result of ongoing consultation with employees regarding proposed changes to work hours and its service model.

Blue Care consults employees on proposed changes at aged care facilities

06/09/2017

Blue Care has met with employees at a number of its residential aged care facilities across regional and remote Queensland, to commence consultation regarding proposed changes to work hours and Blue Care’s service model ...

Blue Care launches rehab centre as part of unique health hub

11/07/2017

On Monday, 5 June, UnitingCare Queensland Group Executive, Integrated Services SEQ, Cathy Thomas announced a new state of the art Blue Care Rehabilitation Centre as part of the $100 million Morayfield Health Hub.

UnitingCare Queensland celebrates 2017 NAIDOC Week

06/07/2017

UnitingCare Queensland is proud to support NAIDOC Week and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Enterprise Agreement 2016

28/11/2016

The QNU has run a campaign focussed on providing misleading information and making baseless statements that are simply untrue.

Blue Care’s Mt Louisa facility officially opens

12/09/2016

Blue Care officially opened its new $17.5 million Townsville Mt Louisa facility today, which provides residential aged care, allied health and respite on a single site.

Edna celebrates her 103rd birthday

07/09/2016

Edna Howes celebrated her 103rd birthday at Blue Care Mt Gravatt Respite Centre surrounded by family, friends and Blue Care staff on Wednesday 7 September 2016.

Sod turning marks start of Terrace Gardens Aged Care Facility construction and refurbishment project

19/08/2016

A sod turning was held today to mark the start of a $15.9 million construction and refurbishment project at Terrace Gardens Aged Care Facility in Darwin.

Blue Care Edenvale residents and clients to enjoy Show Day

11/08/2016

Blue Care Gladstone Edenvale Aged Care Facility will host Show Day on Friday 12 August, bringing residents, clients, staff and their families together to enjoy all the fun of the fair.

Blue Care announces purchase of Townsville, Mackay and Bundaberg retirement villages

01/08/2016

Blue Care will strengthen its regional presence and integrated care service model by purchasing the Argyle Gardens retirement village in Bundaberg and Carlyle Gardens retirement villages in Townsville and Mackay.

Refurbishment of Star of the Sea begins

17/06/2016

Blue Care Star of the Sea Elders Village, Australia’s most northern aged care home on Thursday Island, will undergo a $25 million refurbishment and upgrade.

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