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Cabrini sells Linen Service to Spotless

Date: 09/05/2017

Cabrini Health has accepted an offer from Spotless Group for the purchase of Cabrini Linen Service (CLS), located in Dandenong South, as announced today by Cabrini Chief Executive Dr Michael Walsh.

 “We see this transaction and Spotless providing linen services to Cabrini as an ongoing partnership bringing value to both parties,” said Chief Executive Dr Michael Walsh.

 Dr Walsh says the decision was made following careful consideration and planning.

“For many years, CLS has helped Cabrini to deliver its mission in line with the vision of Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini and the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus who own and sponsor us here in Australia,” said Dr Walsh.

 “Our staff at CLS have done a great job in competing successfully, but our view is that we will increasingly struggle to compete with the bigger players.

 “Proceeds from the sale will be reinvested across Cabrini’s mission, in particular in health facilities, and new services targeting those in frail health.

 “The sale makes commercial sense for us enabling funds generated to be redeployed within Cabrini.

 “We have entered into a long term contract with Spotless to provide all of Cabrini’s linen service from 1 July 2017, and we are looking forward to a long and productive working relationship with them,” said Dr Walsh.

 “We are grateful for the excellent work our CLS staff have done over many years and we are committed to working with our staff to provide as much support and assistance as we can during this change in line with our values of compassion, integrity, courage and respect: we want to understand their wishes and options for the future, and we will make every effort to help them find another job within or beyond Cabrini.

 “Part of the proceeds from the sale of CLS will allow us to continue to support our other mission-based activities including our Asylum Seeker & Refugee Health Hub.”


Cabrini is a Catholic, charitable institution sponsored by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which provides health and health-related services in Australia. Founded in 1948, Cabrini’s services in Australia span aged care, cancer care, cardiac services, emergency medicine, health promotion, home/community-based care, maternity services, paediatric care, palliative care, primary care, rehabilitation, research and education, as well as social and community outreach services.

 Media information: contact Christine Elmer ph (03) 9508 3551 or 0459 811 693, Cabrini marketing and community relations department.