About Us

A photo of Doug Thompson receiving an AM for his services to the industry,

Excellence in Aged Care

Proprietor, Doug Thompson has received an AM for his services to the industry, and has managed the group for more than 50 years, maintaining and enhancing a reputation for excellence in Aged Care.

Doug has a passion for providing residents with a beautiful home in which to live, whilst taking care of every comfort within a secure environment, allowing for privacy, dignity and participation in daily decision making.

Thompson Health Care is adding new homes and currently operates in 15 locations from the beautiful Southern Highlands, throughout Greater Sydney and the Central Coast, all the way to the stunning mid-north coast of NSW.

A photo of staff at Thompson Health Care

Our Philosophy

“Residents don’t live in our facilities, we work in their homes”.

The Directors, Management and Staff at Thompson Health Care believe that all residents are entitled to enjoy the highest standard of care and service provided by a team of professional staff in a safe, happy and comfortable environment. All residents are encouraged to participate in decision making, continue to develop their individual personalities and to fulfil their individual aspirations. All residents should be able to regard the facility in which they live as their home, where they can welcome relatives and friends.

Thompson Health Care promotes a safe and inclusive culture.

Our Team

Behind the doors of all the Thompson Health Care homes are our dedicated Directors, Nursing and Support Staff who are passionate about delivering high-quality care and promoting a safe, inclusive culture within a happy and nurturing environment. To support these staff, we have an expert executive team in Head Office who play a strategic and intrinsic role in the continued improvement and success of our company.

Doug Thompson AM

Proprietor / Owner

Mak Bhide

Chief Executive Officer

Cherrie Tan

Clinical Quality & Support Manager / Consumer Relations

David Christian

Hospitality Services Manager

Makarand Barve

Financial Manager

Pauline Fenley

Education Coordinator

Sharon Stoddart

Leisure & Lifestyle Activity Coordinator

Steve Van Gemert

Landscape Maintenance Manager

Andrew Elmslie

Development Manager

Jacquelyn Aldridge

HR Business Partner


“Now that the events surrounding Dad’s passing are largely behind us, it is a time for reflection on his life – the times that we shared and those people who were important in his life. As we do so, we are aware of the importance of the team at Turramurra House who cared for him so well and with such kindness for 3½ years that he lived with you. Dad was treated with great courtesy always by name, truly living up to your motto that “Residents do not live in our facility, we work in their homes”. There are too many over the time to be able to thank them individually and I would ask that you would thank them all on my behalf. Particularly I would like to thank those who looked after both Dad and the Family in his final few days and nights. We are deeply moved! ”

Gail – family

“How can we begin to thank each and every one of you for all the care, support and love that you give mum? We know how happy mum is living there with the many wonderful residents and staff. It is just like a second home not only to mum, but us as well. Thank you again for all your kindness. Much love. ”

Marianne – family

“Mum’s last months were so caring and peaceful for her. This was due to the wonderful care, attention and affection provided to her from your staff. I am so grateful to you all. The peace of mind I received from Mum being in your care was immeasurable. Thank you for loving my mother and caring for her the way we could have only hoped for. My eternal thanks. ”

Jan & Gay F – family


Master Builders Association award
Australian Government Aged Care Quality Agency award
Local Business Awards
The Australian Business Awards
Australian Aged Care Quality Agency
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