Western Downs Regional Council has made the extremely difficult decision to proceed with a planned, controlled and respectful closure of the Tarcoola Residential Aged Care Facility at Tara.
Tarcoola has been experiencing unacceptably low clinical staffing levels over an extended period of time.
Based on clinical and legal advice, Council has been forced to proceed with a closure.
The closure will occur in a staged and methodical manner and the facility will continue to operate until every resident has been relocated to alternative accommodation.
The local government has been working hard to try to recruit the staff needed but hasn’t been able to fill key positions.