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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 to launch rehab centre as part of Australian-first primary health centre

19/05/2017

South-East Queenslanders will gain unprecedented access to a range of specialist health services under one roof as Blue Care gets set to open a state of the art rehabilitation centre, within the Morayfield Health Hub.

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.

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.

New partnership supports independence

08/06/2016

Retirees living at Eureka Group Holdings’ 14 Queensland villages will soon have access to Blue Care’s home care services thanks to a new community partnership.

Blue Care launches care technology services

08/06/2016

Blue Care is working with Telstra, Tunstall Health and NeoRehab on a unique telehealth pilot program that is supporting people to better manage their health and live independently in the community.

Blue Care announces big plans for Mackay

22/03/2016

The Mackay community will benefit from an exciting $10 million redevelopment of a Blue Care residential aged care home.

Blue Care's new leg club opens

18/03/2016

A 'leg club', where people have their wounds dressed and have a laugh at the same time is now open for business in Coomera.

Food safety is a priority at Blue Care Wynnum Aged Care facility

05/03/2016

Residents at Blue Care Wynnum Aged Care Facility have never been served recycled meals. Blue Care General Manager Metro South Leonie Fowke said today staff had not interpreted a poorly-worded memo written in July 2015 as an instruction to do so.

Come to Blue Care’s Open Day at Redcliffe Community Care

22/02/2016

Blue Care Redcliffe Community Care will hold an open day event on Saturday, March 12 from 10am to 1pm.

Flood clean up begins

30/01/2013

A massive clean-up has begun at Blue Care’s centres and services across Queensland and northern New South Wales, though it could take days for flood water to recede.

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