Masonic Homes of Northern Tasmania
Welcome to Masonic Peace Memorial Haven, Launceston, Tasmania
Masonic Homes of Northern Tasmania operate two aged care facilities and five residential villages in Launceston and Exeter. Our patient care and facilities are among the best in Australia.
Formed in April 1946, our company provides high quality care, services and lifestyle to the elderly population of Northern Tasmania.
We specialise in respite, dementia and day therapy care at our aged care facilities in Launceston. Our residential villages cater for more self oriented living for those who wish to maintain a closer community lifestyle.
Masonic Homes of Northern Tasmania are managed by the Board of Management of the Masonic Peace Memorial Haven of Northern Tasmania Inc.
Fred French has a separate management structure made up of the same group of Directors and they have a constitution which acknowledges the ownership of the land and buildings by the Fred French Trustees.
The first Masonic Home in Launceston was established in 1963 under the Trust of the Fred French Estate.
Many past and present Masons worked hard for the Home and gave many volunteer hours to it. Fred French Masonic Nursing Home began as an 18 bed "rest home" for the care of Masons, their wives and unmarried daughters.
Fred French gradually was extended and grew to a size which cared for 48 residents.
During 1993 a lovely new wing was added to the building and the number of places went to 82 (62 High Care and 20 Low Care). This new part of the Home was partly funded with the assistance of the Fred French Trustees.
Before the establishment of the Masonic Garden Village, the Board of Management built and operated small independent living units at Ashlar and Docking Court. These villages have been continually updated and 18 new units were built in 2000.
The second Home was established at Masonic Garden Village at Norwood in 1986 and was made up of a 48 bed Dementia Care Unit, a 30 bed Hostel, a 12 bed Respite Unit and a Day Therapy Unit beside a large Independent Unit Village of 69 units, which has increased by 8 units over the years.