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Christmas Reflection 2021

Now and then, I come across a message that so perfectly encapsulates my thoughts and prayers for our Mercy family, I feel honoured to share it with you all. November 28 marks the beginning of Advent this year, the four-week period before Christmas that celebrates the anticipation and coming of Jesus Christ. Here, Jay Ferguson …

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Maureen makes her dream come true

When two people who love musicals get together, the results can be pure magic. Bree Harvey is a Support Worker at Mercy Community. Bree works with people who have a disability, in our Individualised Supports program. Bree first met Maureen in February 2021, in the supported living household Maureen calls home and shares with her …

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Over 600 and counting: How Mercy Community fast-tracked its COVID vaccination program

Mercy Community provides support for thousands of vulnerable people, from its Residential Aged Care site at Nudgee to its Disability Accommodation and programs which support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To ensure the safety of our team and the people we support, Mercy Community took the initiative, providing access to onsite COVID-19 vaccinations. According …

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Proud in culture, strong in spirit

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on 4 August is an important day—a time to celebrate the strengths and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, as well as the families and communities that have provided love and care for them, growing them up strong and safe in their cultural traditions, for …

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Excellence in Age Services: Meet Executive Officer and Director of Nursing, Lesley Schneider

  Lesley Schneider walked into her workplace one morning and immediately knew something was up. ‘You know that look on people’s faces when they’re up to mischief?’ said Lesley. I looked at Rachel and I said, “What on earth have you done?”’(laughs) Lesley is Executive Officer and Director of Nursing of Mercy Health and Aged …

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