Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Blue Care - an Icon in Sunny Queensland

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Blue Care - an Icon in Sunny Queensland

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Blue Care was this week honoured in the 2009 Queensland Great Awards and voted a Queensland icon.

It is one of only four institutions to make the Queensland Great list since it began in 2001 and took out the award for its significant role in the history and development of Queensland.

Blue Care is boosting efforts to raise awareness of the important services it provides to the Fraser Coast community.

Blue Care Community Care Manager Kerrie Storey said local Blue Care staff provided a wide range of services to the elderly, people with a disability, and others in need.

"Along the Fraser Coast, Blue Care provides respite care, community care, a continence advisory service, Fraser Coast Community Aged Care Packages and allied health services," she said

"We also operate Blue Care Masters Lodge Aged Care Facility and Retirement Living and Blue Care Bayhaven Aged Care Facility in Hervey Bay."

Blue Care started as the Blue Nursing Service in 1953 and has grown into one of Australia's leading providers of community health and residential aged care. …

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