Montrose Therapy and Respite ServicesMontrose Therapy and Respite Services

1932

World in the grip of a Polio epidemic.
Brisbane Rotary arranged a public meeting to discuss best way of assisting children affected.

1933

The Queensland Society for Crippled Children established in April 1933. On 3 December 1933, “Montrose” the beautiful Queenslander house in Swann Rd, Taringa donated by Mr George Marchant is opened

1937

Mr Marchant donates the Corinda site with accommodation for 90 children

1938

55 children from the original Montrose House at Taringa move to the new Corinda

1959

Advances in medical treatment reduce the impact of Polio. Montrose focuses on children with muscular disabilities, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and other debilitating conditions

1958

Matron Jessie Peters retires after 25 years at Montrose – being the first Matron and greeting the first group of children to Montrose in 1933

1974

Construction of buildings at Corinda site as it transformed into a special needs school with new dormitories

1980'S

Service delivery model changes to enable families to care for their children in their own homes, with Montrose staff providing services and support

1985

Duchess of Kent make a visit to Montrose

LATE 1990'S

The final residental clients leave Montrose at Corinda as the transformation to community based and in-home support services is completed

2001

Montrose changes its name to MontroseAccess

2000

Montrose opens a Sunshine Coast office

2005

Montrose Gold Coast office is opened

2007

Montrose opens a new office at Strathpine on Brisbane’s Northside

2014

After 76yrs at Corinda, Montrose completes the sale of the site and moves to new premises at Darra to better meet the changing needs of customers and families.

Australia’s first purpose-build home for young people living with DMD opens in January for three young men, followed by a second house in mid-2014.

Secure funding of $1.3M from a generous benefactor to assist with construction of the new Respite Centre at Yeerongpilly in Brisbane.

2015

Official opening of the new Short-stay Respite Centre at Yeerongpilly.

Montrose receives the biggest single donation in its history – $2M from the Runaway Bay Beneficiary Trust to assist with construction of accessible holiday accommodation on the Gold Coast.

MontroseAccess changes its name to Montrose Therapy & Respite Services.