Warrigal has been awarded the National award for 'Aged Care Provider of the Year' at the Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) Awards.
The award recognised Warrigal's outstanding leadership, management, workforce culture, innovation, communication and excellence in the sector.
It was presented online amongst other aged care providers across all other states and territories in Australia on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.
Warrigal CEO Mark Sewell said winning the award was a wonderful way to finish off the year for Warrigal, after a string of award successes for the organisation.
"We are truly honoured to be named the National Aged Care Provider of the Year," he said.
"This, along with our several other recent awards wins, champion the great staff and workplace culture we have here at Warrigal.
"Our intentional workplace culture - The Warrigal Way - can certainly be credited for our success during a particularly challenging year as we continued to navigate the COVID pandemic."
Warrigal won the NSW/ACT State Provider of the Year award in October, and have now won the National award.
They were also recognised in November at the IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards where they won the Outstanding Community Organisation award and were named joint-winners for the Excellence in Workplace Culture award.
"Our intentional workplace culture - The Warrigal Way - can certainly be credited for our success during a particularly challenging year as we continued to navigate the COVID pandemic.
Mr Sewell said 2021 had been a tough year for Warrigal staff.
"Particularly for our frontline staff, who go to work every day with masks on and continue to care for older people, keeping them safe and cared for while we reach our vision that they will live great lives," he said.
"Warrigal is proud to highlight the work of their 1500 staff and more than 350 volunteers, who have continued to work together tirelessly to reach positive outcomes for the residents and customers who use Warrigal's services.
"Our positive workplace culture is a part of our organisational DNA and is led by the incredible contributions from our volunteers. Warrigal was founded by volunteers, and it is volunteers who continue to govern us right up to our Board of Directors.
"We thank all of the incredible people who contribute to making Warrigal what it is, and share this achievement of recognition at a national level with them."
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