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Kangaroo Point (Marycrest)

Marycrest Exterior

Contact

Address:
411 Main Street
Kangaroo Point QLD 4169
New Enquiries and Admissions:
1800 778 767
Direct Facility Contact Number:
07 3240 1268
National Approved Provider ID:
794
Residential Aged Care ID:
5078

Overview

Marycrest is conveniently located near Brisbane’s Story Bridge and offers residents stunning views overlooking the Brisbane River and CBD. Marycrest offers progressive care in a stimulating and caring environment. Staff ensures residents feel at home, and families and friends are always welcomed.

For More Information

Download the: St Vincent's Care Services Kangaroo Point Brochure

Room Details

level 2 floor plan

Premium Single - Private Ensuite

Level 3 floor plan

Premium Single - Private Ensuite

Level 4 floor plan

Premium Single - Private Ensuite

Level 5 floor plan

Premium Single - Private Ensuite

SVCS Kangaroo Point Chapel

Staffing

Marycrest has a team of dedicated and skilled staff.  The staff provide the best of nursing and personal care to promote health and wellbeing, prevent illness and disease and to relieve suffering and pain for those who are sick, frail or disabled.

Common Areas

Residents of Marycrest have access to a recreation/lifestyle room, library/computer centre, hairdresser/beauty salon, lounge/movie room, outdoor sensory garden and Giovanni Chapel. Marycrest is also conveniently co-located with St Vincent's Private Hospital Brisbane. All residents at Marycrest are able to enjoy beautifully landscaped gardens which overlook the Brisbane River and CBD skyline.

Activities

Residents at Marycrest are able to participate in a range of complimentary activities including arts and crafts activities, movie days, cooking classes, bingo, pet therapy,  hoy, club outings, shopping trips, picnics, nail manicures, library group, concerts, Italian, French and Spanish classes, sewing, choir, word games, book club, bowling, music therapy, happy hour and more. Mass is held every week and is open to all denominations. Residents also have access to pastoral care services.

Services

Marycrest builds relationships with residents based on mutual respect and trust. The facility provides services that cater for physical, social, and spiritual needs as well as supporting emotional well being.

Services include:

  • 24 hour nursing and care services
  • Emergency call buttons
  • Assistance with clinical and personal care needs
  • Visiting/resident physiotherapist, podiatrist, dietician, optometrist, dentist and speech therapist
  • Qualified leisure and recreation co-ordinator
  • Flexibility to choose your own GP
  • On-site laundry, hairdresser and coffee shop
  • Mail delivery every day
  • Newspapers on request
  • Pastoral care
  • Telephone and internet

Nearby Amenities

Marycrest is located in Kangaroo Point - an inner suburb of Brisbane. It has a number of holiday and residential towers given the close proximity of the area to the Brisbane CBD and has easy access to both the Gold and Sunshine Coasts. The area is well known featuring river and city views, the Kangaroo Point Cliffs and the famous Story Bridge.

The surrounding suburbs of Kangaroo Point are South Brisbane, Highgate Hill, West End, Norman Park, Woolloongabba, Dutton Park and Coorparoo.

History

Kangaroo Point features two prominent Brisbane attractions, the Story Bridge and the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Kangaroo Point is one of the earliest suburbs settled in Brisbane and subsequently, is one of Brisbane’s oldest suburbs, rich in history and character.

During the time of the convict settlement (1825–41), Kangaroo Point was cleared and used for cultivation of crops. Subsequently, the area was opened up for free settlement with the first land sales taking place on 13 December 1843. Among the early purchasers was Captain J.C.Wickham, the Police Magistrate. Surveyor James Warner built the first house at Kangaroo Point in 1844.

For many years the suburb was dominated by factories of heavy engineering businesses, particularly those involved in the maritime industry. Evans Deakin built the largest ship ever constructed on the Brisbane River, the 66,000 tonne oil tanker Robert Miller, which became adrift in the river during the 1974 Brisbane flood. Stone was quarried from the cliffs and used as building material. Until the 1930s, Evans Anderson and Phelan built steam locomotives at their Kangaroo Point workshop for the Queensland railways.

The opening of the Story Bridge in July 1940 was the most significant development of the suburb. Trolleybuses operated by the Brisbane City Council linked the suburb with Fortitude Valley via the Story Bridge from 1953 to 1969, running along Main Street from Woolloongabba and other eastern suburbs.

Hospitals

Marycrest is collocated with St Vincent's Private Hospital Brisbane. In addition, Lilian Cooper is conveniently located close to the Mater Adult and Private Hospitals (3km away), Princess Alexandra Hospital (4km away) and the Greenslopes Private Hospital (7km away).

Transport

Bus stop number 7 is located outside St Vincent's Private Hospital Brisbane on Main Street. The ferry can be caught from the Holman Street wharf, the Thornton Street wharf or Dockside wharf. CityCat services do not directly service Kangaroo Point. A courtesy phone for cabs is available in the reception of Lilian Cooper Nursing Home. Major roads that service the suburb are Main Street, Ipswich Road and Vulture Street.

Buses connect in the city at either Southbank or Queen Street. Journey planners and transport information can be found at Translink.

Shopping

Supermarkets and retail shops are located in Greenslopes, Stones Corner, Buranda and Woollongabba.

Parks, Recreation and Leisure

Centrally located at Southbank, just across the river are the Queensland Performing Arts Complex, the Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Museum,  Maritime Museum, the State Library and Southbank Parklands.

Musgrave Park Pool (closed in winter) is 4.3km away in South Brisbane.

The Kangaroo Point Cliffs precinct on River Terrace is a popular area for walking – it offers spectacular views of the river and Brisbane city. Cinemas are located at Southbank and in the CBD.

Places of Worship

Mass is celebrated daily onsite at Lilian Cooper in Giovanni Chapel and is open to all denominations. Other nearby places of worship include the following churches: Catholic, Anglican, Uniting Church, Russian Orthodox, Lutheran, Ukrainian Byzantine, Serbian Orthodox and a Mormon Temple.