When you walk in the front doors of Loreto Home of Compassion, you’ll be struck by the tranquil atmosphere.

Beautiful gardens, sunny courtyards and our peaceful chapel are just some of the spaces our residents and their families enjoy.

Loreto Home of Compassion provides high level care for people who need full nursing care, with room for 76 residents.

Accommodation is provided in single rooms with adjoining ensuites. Courtyard areas are accessible from most bedrooms as well as common areas. Well-appointed lounge and dining areas provide space for our residents to enjoy group activities or share a private conversation.

We encourage you to make Loreto your home. You can add as many personal touches and enjoy as much or as little privacy and group participation as you like. As much as possible, we accommodate your individual habits and special requests, so you can continue to lead a comfortable and enriching life.

Key features

  • Light, home-like facility located in a quiet part of town

  • 76 rooms offering single accommodation and shared ensuites

  • All rooms have adjustable beds, built-in wardrobes and nurse call points

  • On-site chapel

  • Physiotherapy program offered five days a week

  • Common areas with large screen TVs, bookcases and comfortable lounge chairs

  • Access to courtyards and gardens. A secure garden courtyard adjoins the dementia care unit for the enjoyment of our Bethany Place residents

  • Specialised palliative care rooms

  • Barbecue area and hairdressers’ salon

  • Regular organised activities (think art, cooking, short stories, games, craft), concerts and outings

  • All residents kept up-to-date via our monthly program and quarterly newsletter, Compassion Chronicle

  • Close to bus transport routes and small, local shopping centre


Contact Details

33 Bardia Street
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
Phone: 02 6971 5715

Where to find Loreto Home of Compassion


Pricing & Room Details

The Loreto Home of Compassion story

The Sisters of Compassion, a New Zealand congregation of religious Sisters, founded Loreto Home of Compassion in a house in Fox Street Wagga Wagga in 1952.

The Sisters cared for 20 residents at that location until 1974 when a new facility was built in Bardia Street. The new facility catered for 41 frail aged people.

Over the period 2000 to 2002, the Bardia Street facility was substantially rebuilt to provide single room accommodation for residents and the number accommodated increased to 50.

In late 2002 the Sisters of Compassion invited The Forrest Centre to take over the management of the facility and in 2004, The Forrest Centre acquired ownership of the Centre.

A major building project took place during 2008 adding an additional 26 bedrooms including 10 bedrooms in a secure dementia care area. 

Facilities and services

The Loreto Home of Compassion is much-loved loved by residents, families and staff alike. It features large single rooms, enclosed sunny courtyards and a range of support facilities offered around the clock.

We aim to provide a home-like environment and to maintain the independence of our residents as much as their mobility and dexterity permits.

Loreto Home of Compassion has many facilities and services designed for the comfort and enjoyment of our beloved residents.


A Recreation Officer organises activities and programs based on individual likes and needs. We offer a wide choice of activities for enjoyment, entertainment and social interaction. These include art, cooking, short stories, games and end of the month social club and bingo. Other events include a millionaires’ afternoon, hour of history, Loreto Cinema, outings and concerts.


Subject to approval from the resident’s own GP, alcohol is permitted.


A varied and nutritious menu is provided which caters for special dietary requirements. Residents are encouraged to eat in the dining rooms if possible.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care services are available daily, with Catholic Mass held every Tuesday and Sunday. An Anglican service is held each Wednesday.


A physiotherapy program is provided five days a week with a registered physiotherapist attending three mornings a week. We endeavour to maintain each resident's level of physical ability and independence.

Recreational Programs

Specially tailored activities and programs for groups and individuals are organised.

Respite Care

Respite Care is a service provided to support carers who need a break from the task of providing full-time care to a family member or who may need time away to meet their own health or medical needs.

Loreto Home of Compassion has one designated bed for Respite Care. To be eligible for Respite Care, the person requiring care must first be assessed by a member of the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). The Commonwealth Government allows Respite Care for up to 63 days per year.

For bookings, contact the Carer Respite Centre on 1800 059 059.


Residents can have their own mobile phone or install a phone in their own room. A pay telephone is also available.


Televisions are provided in the lounge areas and activities room. Residents are able to supply their own small set in their own room. Foxtel can also be connected (at the expense of the resident).

Visiting hours

Visiting hours are flexible, although the most suitable times are between 10am and 7pm. In special circumstances longer visiting hours may apply.

Visiting services

Hairdresser (attends on a fee for service basis); Pets as Therapy; Community Visitors Scheme; Red Cross Hand Volunteers; Podiatrist; Library; Music therapy; speech therapy. Services available on a fee for service basis include dentist, optometrist, and complementary therapies.

Contact us

For further information, or to arrange a private tour, call the team at Loreto Home of Compassion on 02 6971 5715.