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April 19, 2021

Wellbeing for older South Australians at the heart of new partnership

Enabling South Australians to live confidently and have the best possible life as they age is at the core of an exciting new partnership between leading South Australian ageing care provider ECH (Enabling Confidence at Home) and The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) Group. THRF Group will become the official philanthropic partner for ECH, with the organisations working together to raise vital funds for trialling new and innovative technologies, piloting innovative models of care and investing in research projects that will translate into better quality of life and care. THRF Group CEO Paul Flynn said the partnership represented an alignment in organisational values between two growing and impact-focused South Australian organisations. “As a profit-for-purpose organisation that is fighting for every South Australian, we’ve always had a strong interest in enabling people to live to the fullest, no matter what stage of life they’re at,” Mr Flynn said. “We applaud ECH for their progressive mindset and the development of a wellbeing model, integrating community care, health and wellbeing services, short-stay accommodation and serviced apartments into their new Care Hotel at College Grove, Walkerville.” “This will be the initial focus for our philanthropic partnership as we raise funds for research aimed at evaluating this world-first service delivering high-quality care to South Australians. We believe this will be a game-changer for the broader landscape of aged care in Australia and make an incredible long-term impact on the community.” ECH Chief Executive Dr David Panter said ECH is proud to announce the new partnership with The Hospital Research Foundation Group.

February 2, 2021

On the menu, ECH Community Cafés

ECH is seeking expressions of interest to run new community cafés in Modbury and Walkerville. The tenancies are on offer at the Encore Apartments project on Smart Road, Modbury, and the ECH Care Hotel - College Grove, Walkerville.

January 11, 2021

ECH seeking balance in tech and human touch for social connection apps

Technology has a great capacity to keep older Australians in their homes longer – which is what most of them want – but a balance with the need for human connection is crucial, ECH chief executive David Panter says.

November 27, 2020

ECH Wins National Recognition in HESTA Excellence Awards

Leading South Australian ageing care provider ECH (Enabling Confidence at Home) has taken out the national Outstanding Organisation Award in the aged care category at last night’s HESTA Excellence Awards.

November 5, 2020

ECH Appoints Rosina Hislop as New Chair

ECH Appoints Rosina Hislop as New Chair Leading South Australian ageing care provider ECH (Enabling Confidence at Home) has today announced that accomplished Adelaide business leader and Board Director, Rosina Hislop has been appointed Chair of the organisation. Ms Hislop, who has served as ECH Deputy Chair for four years, takes over the Chair position from Sue Vardon AO who has completed two successful terms in the role. Ms Hislop is an experienced Chair and Board Director and a national facilitator with the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is an AICD Fellow and serves on boards of organisations across aged care, education and health. ECH Chief Executive Dr David Panter said Ms Hislop brings with her a wealth of business acumen and corporate governance expertise and will lead the organisation through its next phase of growth and transformation. “Rosina is a successful and highly sought-after strategic thinker and accomplished Chair and Director, making her the ideal fit for the Chair role,” Dr Panter said. “Like all organisations in the aged care industry, ECH is continually evolving and I have no doubt that both the strategic and operational management of the organisation is in highly capable hands for the long term with Rosina at the helm.” Ms Hislop said she was pleased to take on the role and continue to serve the ECH family and broader ageing care industry. “ECH plays a crucial role in calling for and shaping industry change and I am looking forward to help set the…

September 3, 2020

How a pandemic changed home care

Online publication Community Care Review recently interviewed ECH Chief Executive Dr David Panter about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected home care, read more...

August 3, 2020

ECH on lookout for tech start-up and retirement village acquisitions

Online publication Mergermarket recently interviewed ECH Chief Executive Dr David Panter about the acquisition of Billy, read more...