World in the grip of a Polio epidemic. Brisbane Rotary arranged a public meeting to discuss best way of assisting children affected.
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
Mr Marchant donates the Corinda site with accommodation for 90 children
Matron Jessie Peters retires after 25 years at Montrose – being the first Matron and greeting the first group of children to Montrose in 1933
Advances in medical treatment reduce the impact of Polio. Montrose focuses on children with muscular disabilities, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and other debilitating conditions
Construction of buildings at Corinda site as it transformed into a special needs school with new dormitories
The final residental clients leave Montrose at Corinda as the transformation to community based and in-home support services is completed
Montrose opens a Sunshine Coast office
Montrose changes its name to MontroseAccess
Montrose Gold Coast office is opened
Montrose opens a new office at Strathpine on Brisbane’s Northside
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.
New offices opened in Ipswich and Toowoomba. Customer numbers increase to over 1300
Our Getaway on the Gold Coast transitions to become Short Stay Accommodation with 24 hour staffing and support.
Our Sunshine Coast and Brisbane North Centres were relocated to larger, more modern premises and a new centre was opened at Slacks Creek to service the Logan area.