IRT Group to acquire Merimbula Home Nursing Service

IRT Group today announced it has reached an agreement with the owners of Merimbula Home Nursing Service (MHNS) on the NSW South Coast to acquire the business.


MHNS has provided home care services in Bega Valley, Cooma-Monaro and Eurobodalla for more than 20 years and, with 134 employees, cares for close to 600 customers.


IRT Group CEO Patrick Reid said the decision to purchase the home care business is part of IRT’s continued investment in regional communities and will help strengthen IRT’s existing footprint in the far NSW South Coast and grow into the Cooma-Monaro district.


“We are a community-owned organisation with almost 50 years’ experience in caring for older people and 25 years’ experience in providing home care services,” he said.


“When the change of ownership is complete our hope is that all employees from MHNS have chosen to work with us and continue doing what they do so well,” he said.


“This means customers will continue to be cared for by the people they know and trust.”


IRT at Home currently provides home care services in the Eurobodalla, Shoalhaven, Illawarra, Sydney, the ACT and Queensland and in 2017 achieved a customer satisfaction rating of 97%.


IRT anticipates the transition of ownership to be complete in August 2018.


11 July 2018.