FEDERAL Member for Wright Scott Buchholz and Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt have spoken out to express their disappointment over the impending closure of PresCare Roslyn Lodge.
“I empathise with the disappointment and sadness expressed by many people on Tamborine Mountain after PresCare announced its plans to close Roslyn Lodge Residential Aged Care facility,” Mr Buchholz said.
“When PresCare announced the planned closure on Thursday, February 9, the organisation expressed its commitment to assist residents and employees of Roslyn Lodge with finding alternative accommodation and employment.
“PresCare must take this responsibility very seriously and act swiftly to reduce the impact of the closure, particularly on the residents and their families.
“The Department of Health will work with PresCare to ensure all residents have a genuine choice about their new home and that they will not be financially disadvantaged by the move.
“The Minister for Aged Care has informed me Roslyn Lodge can only close after suitable alternative accommodation arrangements have been made.”
Mr Wyatt said, while the Department would work with Roslyn Lodge to ensure residents were supported, the decision to close was the responsibility of PresCare.
“The closure of the home is a business decision made by the approved provider, not the Australian Government,” he said.
“I understand that PresCare sought to sell the home to another provider, but were unable to do so.”