Whiddon wins excellence in age services organisation award

Whiddon Wingham have some interesting programs to enrich their residents' lives. One is the Maggie Beer garden in the nursing home's courtyard. Earlier this year, children from Wingham Brush Public School visited Whiddon Wingham to do some gardening and socialising with the residents.
Whiddon Wingham have some interesting programs to enrich their residents' lives. One is the Maggie Beer garden in the nursing home's courtyard. Earlier this year, children from Wingham Brush Public School visited Whiddon Wingham to do some gardening and socialising with the residents.

Whiddon was announced the winner of the prestigious Organisation Award for NSW/ACT at the inaugural 2018 Leading Aged Care Services (LASA) Awards.

This coveted award recognises Whiddon’s outstanding leadership, innovation and excellence in aged care, and work in implementing the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT), a tool that measures wellbeing and the impact of care services on quality of life for older people.

Whiddon CEO, Mr Chris Mamarelis said the accolade speaks to Whiddon’s approach to care, innovation and community contribution.

“We are thrilled to receive this award. It recognises the work Whiddon is doing to make a real difference in the lives of those we care for and our investment in innovation around wellbeing for older Australians,” Mr Mamarelis said.

“I am incredibly proud of the exceptional care we provide at Whiddon. Our model of care promotes and enables wellbeing through a relationship based approach, ensuring that our residents and families feel empowered and engaged.

“We are committed to improving quality of life for older Australians and have a strong track record for research in wellbeing, creative ageing and initiatives to combat loneliness and isolation.

“The award also recognises our innovation in care planning and community engagement. We enable active participation between our services and our communities, so we can truly make a difference.

“I congratulate our people, who work hard every day to improve the lives of older Australians in our communities. They are at the very heart of our organisation and this award recognises their incredible contributions and commitment,” Mr Mamarelis said.

The Whiddon Group is a multi-award winning not-for-profit organisation that had been caring for older Australians for more than 70 years.