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BlueCross Group officially becomes
part of Opal HealthCare

1st July 2024 | 5 min read


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BlueCross Group today officially becomes part of Opal HealthCare, one of Australia’s leading aged care providers.

The union of two highly regarded aged care providers means Opal HealthCare now offers care to older people at 133 Care Communities across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, with 17,000 dedicated team members caring for more than 12,000 residents and clients.

Opal HealthCare’s purpose is “to bring joy to those we care for” and its services are underpinned by its values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.

Opal HealthCare CEO Rachel Argaman is delighted to welcome BlueCross Group’s aged care team, residents, clients and representatives into the Opal HealthCare family.

At Opal HealthCare, we strive to provide excellent clinical care and nurture love, purpose and a sense of belonging for our residents,” she said.

“We are privileged to be taking on the exceptional 30-year legacy of BlueCross in Victoria."

“We believe companies don’t succeed, people do. In that spirit we know we will be Better Together. This is an exciting time for our two great organisations – now one Opal HealthCare family.”

The majority of BlueCross team have already transferred to Opal HealthCare and continue to provide the high-quality care that residents and families know and expect.

Team members will benefit from more training and development opportunities through the sector leading Opal HealthCare Academy. It offers defined career pathways through aged care, supported by internal and external leadership, training and development programs, and scholarships for further studies, open to all Opal HealthCare team.

Over time, the 31 BlueCross Care Communities will be renamed and rebranded to Opal HealthCare. They are located in Avondale Heights, Box Hill, Brighton, Camberwell, Caulfield North, Chelsea, Cheltenham, Cowes, Croydon, East Camberwell, Glenroy, Ivanhoe, Kew, Kilmore, Lower Templestowe, Malvern East, Mill Park, Mooroolbark, Mordialloc, Mount Waverley, Mulgrave, Northcote, Oakleigh South, Preston, Sandringham, Sunshine, Surrey Hills, Templestowe, and Vermont South.

“We look forward to providing high-quality care and services to more older Victorians, with our proven culture of bringing joy to those we care for,” Ms Argaman said.

About Opal HealthCare

Opal HealthCare is one of Australia’s leading national private health care providers. Specialists in residential aged care, it has more than 17,000 dedicated team members caring for 12,000 residents at 133 Care Communities across NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and WA. Its purpose is to bring joy to those we care for and its mission is to be the first choice for people to live their best life in care.