In 2017, aged care veteran Viv Padman launched his first facility under his new Premier Health Care brand at Hervey Bay in Queensland – three years on, the private operator is kicking goals with plans to deliver another six aged care homes across SA and QLD.
As we reported here, Padman and his wife Florence had held onto five development sites after selling their 900-bed portfolio to Estia as part of Marcus Darville’s Quadrant Private Equity play into aged care back in 2014.
At the time, Padman Health Care, established in 1984, was SA’s largest private operator with 13 facilities in SA and QLD.
Since its launch as a luxury aged care brand, Premier has expanded to four facilities – The Waterford at Hervey Bay (pictured above) and The Menzies at Pacific Paradise in Queensland and The Carlyle on Cross at Myrtle Bank and The Claridge Residential Care in Valley View in Adelaide (both existing facilities that were acquired by Premier).
Premier says it now plans to invest $55 million in two more Queensland developments plus another $25 million on sites it already owns at Findon, Hindmarsh Island, Beulah Park and South Terrace in SA.
The provider has also introduced its own daily QR code login system for its SA staff to check their temperature, movements and 14-day work history, following the Parafield cluster outbreak.