|Health Care||BRISBANE CONGREGATIONS TO SHARE HEALTH CARE RESOURCES|
A unique joint company is set to help two religious congregations providing health and aged care services meet the challenges of south-east Queensland's increasingly competitive health care environmnet, The Catholic Leader reports.|
The congregations are the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters, who own Brisbane's Holy Spirit Hospital, and the Sisters of Charity, who own the Mt Olivet Hospital Complex in Brisbane and the new St Vincent's Hospital and Health Service on the Gold Coast.
The link between the congregations, to be called the Sisters of Charity and Holy Spirit Health Service Qld, has been formalised with the appointment of a chief executive for the alliance, Peter Read, who is also Holy Spirit Hospital's chief executive officer.
He said the relationship differed from other health related mergers and takeovers in that each congregation would maintain control of their own assets and responsibility for the individual facilities.
He said the allicance developed from the realisation that a future in which resources and expertise were shared would strengthen the congregations' Gospel-based ministry.