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Bundaleer - Enriching Lives with a Community of Care

Your retirement years should be one of the most enjoyable times of your life – so why not spend it somewhere so special that it takes your breath away? Bundaleer is set on twelve beautifully landscaped acres in the picturesque Hastings Valley town of Wauchope. With the magnificent Bago Mountain Ranges in the background, you can’t help but relax among the peace and tranquility.

Offering a continuum of care and support suited to your needs and personal choices, Bundaleer provides you with independence, security, comfort and the freedom to live and enjoy the lifestyle of your choice.

As an accredited Residential Aged Care provider, Bundaleer operates a Retirement Village, Residential Care across two sites, as well as Consumer Directed In-Home Care, Respite packages and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

About Us

Quality care from 2 convenient locations in Wauchope NSW

Cameron Street, Wauchope

Features include:

79 Independent Living Units, a combination of 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms and 2 bedrooms plus study accommodation as well as an 84 bed Residential facility, featuring single rooms, In-Home Care, Respite and NDIS packages.

Johnstone Street, Wauchope

Features include:

55 beds comprised of 4 bed wards with shared ensuite, 2 bed wards with shared ensuite and single wards with ensuite as well as In-Home Care, Respite and NDIS packages. 

All our locations and services offer our residents, the level of privacy and independence they would expect in their own homes, as well as providing a range of social and community activities with new things to do and the opportunity to make new friendships and connections.

Our services provide you with personalised care and support tailored to your needs, so you can truly have an enjoyable lifestyle. We are all about independence, security and comfort – but most importantly Bundaleer offers you a sense of community and belonging.

And for our residents with extra special needs, there is a 24/7 professional Nursing Care Team available to ensure that all aspects of care  is on hand, providing peace of mind for you and your family.

It really is up to you what lifestyle you choose to enjoy at Bundaleer.

What’s in Wauchope

Enjoy the solitude of country living and the convenience of city living with everything you need nearby in Wauchope. Don’t drive? That’s OK – just jump on the Bundaleer bus for the 2 minute drive down Cameron Street to access:

  • Post Office and Banks
  • Supermarkets
  • Specialty stores including Chemists, Newsagency, Clothing and Hardware Stores
  • Doctors, Dentists, Physiotherapists
  • Hospital and Ambulance
  • Churches
  • Hairdressers, Beauticians
  • Licensed Clubs (Country Club and RSL) and Restaurants
  • Golf Course, Swimming Pool and more

And if you need anything else beautiful Port Macquarie is only twenty minutes away with lovely cafes, restaurants, cinemas, museums, beaches and larger stores including Big W, K-Mart, Target, Woolworths, Coles, a huge choice of specialty stores and more!

We appreciate that this can be an overwhelming time so the friendly staff at Bundaleer are only too happy to assist you in any way they can. Call us on (02) 6585 2811 to let us know how we can help.

Vision & Values

Our Vision & Mission

Supporting active, satisfying aging throughout the lifestage trajectory, ensuring the conditions for a positive impact on people’s health and wellness.

Our Values

Respect for all

Excellence

Sustainable and responsible

Participation and teamwork

Effectiveness and efficiency

Continuous improvement

Transparency and integrity

These vision and values have enabled us to have a proud history that we continue to build on with everything that we do.

1974: Local Lions Club member, Cliff Morris, first tabled the idea of a Community Nursing home for Wauchope, which would go on to become the major fundraising project for the Lions Club and the local community.

1979: Approval for the project was received from the Federal Government in the form of a grant to build a 25-bed nursing home.

1980: The Johnstone Street Nursing Home was officially opened and christened with the name “Bundaleer”, an Aboriginal word meaning “among the hills or trees”.

1989: The Cameron Street site was purchased and building began on the Retirement Village.

1992: The Cameron Street Residential Aged Care Facility opened with 40 beds.

1999: We officially changed our name from “Bundaleer Nursing Home Ltd” to Bundaleer Care Services Ltd” to reflect the inclusion of the variety of the Accommodation and Care Services provided.

2001: The Bundaleer In-Home Care services began.

2005: The Cameron Street Facility extension opened with an extra 40 beds.

2008: The Johnstone St Facility extension opened with an extra 30 beds.

2017: Purchased additional properties on High Street and Cameron Streets and received an $8.5 million Government Grant towards our exciting new expansion project.

We appreciate that this can be an overwhelming time so the friendly staff at Bundaleer are only too happy to assist you in any way they can. Call us on (02) 6585 2811 to let us know how we can help.

Board of Directors

The Bundaleer Care Services Board is made up of Directors who each volunteer their time and expertise to ensure the continued good Governance of Bundaleer Care Services Limited. Our Board of Directors include:

Ian Chegwidden
Ian Chegwidden
Chairperson - Member of the Audit & Finance Committees
Appointed 2015
Gareth Norman
Gareth Norman
Managing Director
November 2017
David Johnson
BA(Macq), CPA, GAICD, JP
David Johnson
Director – Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee
Appointed 2016
Rod Barnaby
Rod Barnaby
Director
February 2018
Julie Muller
Julie Muller
Director – Member of the Risk Committee
Appointed 2016

Executive Team

Bundaleer is run day to day by our Executive team who manage the care and welfare of our residents and clients.  Our Executive team includes

Megan Lawrance
PhD
Megan Lawrance
General Manager: Clinical Innovation
Linda Martin
Linda Martin
General Manager: Community Healthcare Pathways

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