Eventide Lutheran Homes and Hamilton Village began as an idea in 1946. Over the following years, the idea gathered momentum until, in 1958, the land known as Abbots Field was purchased. Previous landowners include colonist Edward Henty, Harriet and Ruth Abbott, and W C Schultz. The first Eventide residents, numbering eleven, were welcomed in 1962. We have grown somewhat since then!
Today, we employ around 90 staff, delivering a range of direct care and support services to 150 residents.
With offices at 72 Ballarat Road and 78 George Street, our opening hours are 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. Care staff are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. General inquiries should be made during business hours.
MANAGERS AND OFFICE STAFF
Chief Executive Officer Tim Pitt-Lancaster
Director of Nursing Lea Parker
Deputy Director of Nursing Jenny Paton
Finance Officer Sharyn Broadwood
Marketing Manager Karen McLean
Administration Manager Leanne Wilson
CHAIR: Alison Walter has served on the Board of Eventide since 2010 and has been chair since 2018. Alison has a diverse range of skills and professional experience in business management, HR and financial management. Since commencing the role of chair, she has undertaken further training opportunities in governance and risk management. She says that being able to serve the local community is both a responsibility and privilege, and feels blessed to be a contributor to this wonderful, caring organisation. Previously Alison held various volunteer roles at Good Shepherd Lutheran Congregation, Good Shepherd College, Hamilton, and served on the former Council for Lutheran Education SE Region.
SECRETARY: Lyn Linke is a registered division 2 nurse. Lyn has many years of experience in the nursing and community health fields and is also very involved in the local community and church groups.
Sue Morrison brings a wealth of experience in the areas of clinical care, hospital and aged-care management and human resources.
Shane Jurecky is the principal of Peace Lutheran College and has a wealth of knowledge in governance and organisational engagement.
Ray Kaynes is a retired solicitor with eight years of aged care governance experience.
Eventide operates a skilled volunteer board, the members of which are responsible for the overall governance of Eventide. Nominations for the board are welcome from those who would bring skills in finance, HR, strategic planning, nursing or clinical skills, risk and quality management.