28 June 2023

New unit to open at Ross Home - come and join our team!

A new 24-bed unit is set to open at Ross Home, helping alleviate the increasing demand for hospital level care in Dunedin.

The unit will initially open late 2023 with 10 beds and as staff are recruited and trained, the remaining 14 beds will open over a staged period of 2-3 months. Ten premium rooms will be included, one large enough for a couple, others will have ensuites, and some will have garden views.

The unit will be named after Betty Macara, a woman who lived in Opoho most of her life, belonged to the Opoho Presbyterian Church, was matron of Ross Home for many years and then became a resident, passing away aged 102.

The Macara Unit will provide both hospital level care and a small number of rest home level beds.

Sally O’Connor, Enliven Director, says renovations are well underway and the rooms are starting to take shape.

Recruitment for nurses has also started and there are plenty of opportunities for nurses to join a highly professional team who care deeply about the residents.

“It’s essential we have a workforce that are well qualified and supported to provide the specialist care needed in the new unit. We have plans to ensure this is achieved, including an attractive salary, opportunities for training and career development whilst working in a well-established and supportive aged care facility.”

Apply for a position within the Macara Unit.

Join us at an Open Day at Ross Home, 360 North Road, North East Valley on Wednesday 12 July (10am – 7pm) to find out more about working in the Macara Unit.