Aged care pioneer Viv Padman resurfaces as Premier Health Care pushes $130M development pipeline – six facilities in planning or construction

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As we covered here, the aged care veteran opened The Waterford at Hervey Bay in Queensland under his new brand 12 months ago – the first of five development sites he and wife Florence kept after selling their 13 Padman Healthcare facilities to Estia in 2014 for $150 million.

The group now has six facilities in its development program including a $20 million facility in Myrtle Bank, SA; a $22 million home on the Sunshine Coast; and a $25 million Gold Coast home under construction; plus, a $20 million facility at Hindmarsh, SA; a $30 million home in Findon, SA; and a $20 million facility in Gympie in planning, The Advertiser reports.

Premier Health Care has also recently acquired two more facilities in SA, and says it plans to reinstate a clinical leadership and coaching program to identify and train emerging leaders in the aged care workforce.

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