Warrigal wins national award for the ‘Aged Care Provider of the Year’

HONOUR: ACSA chair Sara Blunt, Warrigal CEO Mark Sewell and ACSA CEO Pat Sparrow at the awards presentation. Picture: Supplied
HONOUR: ACSA chair Sara Blunt, Warrigal CEO Mark Sewell and ACSA CEO Pat Sparrow at the awards presentation. Picture: Supplied

An Illawarra community-owned, not-for-profit senior living, residential care and community services provider has won another prestigious award.

Warrigal was awarded the ‘Aged Care Provider of the Year’ National Award at the Aged and Community Services Australia National Summit at Darling Harbour this week.

This follows them winning the NSW/ACT award last month.

The latest award recognises Warrigal’s leadership, management, workforce culture, innovation, communication and general excellence to the aged care sector.

Warrigal CEO Mark Sewell said the news was still sinking in that Warrigal had won the national award.

“It is such a great honour to receive such an accolade, especially as we were up against some very impressive not-for-profit organisations from across Australia,” he said of the win.

Mr Sewell said Warrigal was using the award to promote the great work being done in the aged care sector by their 900 staff and 350 volunteers who have worked together to achieve this recognition.

“This award is really one to be celebrated by our staff, volunteers and our customers and residents – who all want to achieve the same goal – older people in our region having great lives.

“That’s something which deserves to be celebrated.”