The Sisters of Mercy established Mercy Services in 1976 (as Mercy Community Care Service) to provide nursing and care services in people’s homes. The service incorporated as a ‘not for profit’ company in December 2000 when it joined with McAuley Alcohol and Other Drug Programs to become Mercy Community Services.
In September 2012, the Sisters of Mercy, after recommendation from the Board of Directors, changed the name of the company to Mercy Services. This change was to reflect the broader nature of the organisation as a result of the incorporation of the Sister’s other local company, Mercy Aged Care Services Singleton (residential aged care) with Mercy Services.
In recent times, Mercy Services has accepted requests from a number of smaller local organisations wanting us to own and manage them. The addition of these organisations has generally expanded the geographic areas where we provide existing services.
Mercy Services has around 200 staff across the following services:
- Residential Aged Care (Singleton)
- Community Nursing
- Day Centre
- Food Services
- Neighbour Aid/Social Support (including Dementia Monitoring)
- Personal Care
- Brighton House
- McAuley Community Housing
- McAuley Parenting Program (Brighter Futures)
- Home Care Packages
- Community Transport
- Domestic Assistance
- Home Maintenance
- National Disability Insurance Scheme services
- Newcastle Elderly Citizen’s Centre
- Family, Alcohol & Other Drugs Services
- McAuley Outreach Service
These services are funded by a number of Government Departments. For more information contact us.