About Us

If you are responsible for elderly, frail, or unwell people, you know how much scrutiny you are under from government agencies, accreditation bodies, staff, and residents’ families, especially in:

  • Aged Care Facilities
  • Dementia Wards
  • Nursing Homes
  • Retirement Villages
  • Hospitals
  • Independent Living & Private Home Use

It can be draining and distracting to always have one eye on your operations and one eye on the ever-changing regulatory framework and the continual raft of changes being made to minimum standards in patient care. This is where cura1 comes in, with its innovative range of devices and systems for use in:

cura1 puts you back in charge. It lets you meet and surpass current standards of duty of care, and also elevates you to a leadership position from where you will be able to demand that regulators catch up to your superior levels of care.

As well as being a leading manufacturer of these products, cura1 also provides in-house customer support and technical support through dedicated staff who are available to help distributors and customers with product application, system design and product technical support and repairs.

As you look through our product range, you will see how two decades of working in geriatric care and electronic communications has informed the innovative range of cura1 technology.

The cura1 business, office and modern warehouse facility is located at Kilkenny in South Australia and has a distributor network throughout Australia and New Zealand to provide local, on the ground, sales and support for its products.

Our People

Frank NardoneFrank Nardone:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is the Managing Director of cura1. He comes from a technical background and has been in the electronics industry for more than 35 years. In this time he has owned and managed a number of outstandingly successful businesses including Sontec, one of the most successful providers of electronic communications to the Hospital and Aged Care industry. It is his entrepreneurial management expertise and marketing skills that keep the company on track and moving forward. These days Frank is a seasoned international traveler and is often overseas in Asia, Europe or the US looking for and evaluating new products and ideas that can be used to complement and enhance the cura1 business.

Michael Burton:Michael Burton

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is the General Manager at cura1. He is responsible for the internal operating procedures and management of the staff that keep the cura1 business effective and efficient on a day to day basis. Michael has been involved at all levels of the electronics industry for more than 30 years and with particular involvement in the area of electronic communications in hospitals and aged care facilities. At cura1 he is responsible for sales and purchasing through to IT management and account keeping. Michael is the person with his finger right on the pulse of the cura1 business.

Gavin ChambersGavin Chambers

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is the engineering and technical support person at cura1. He has been involved at all levels of the electronics industry for more than 30 years and with particular involvement in field service, technical training, IT management and software development. Gavin is responsible for the technical excellence and reliability of the cura1 product range. He is the person to contact if you need help with product application, system design or if you are having technical challenges with any of the cura1 products.

Stephen BerneyStephen Berney

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is National Sales Manager for Cura1. Stephen has 25 years experience in the Hospital and Aged care Industry in sales and solution products, and prior to this in the nursing profession. Stephen has worked selling capital equipment for Acute and Aged Services, through such companies as Hill-Rom and Huntleigh Healthcare. He has a wealth of experience in a broad range of products and brings this expertise to Cura1. He is responsible for the management of our resellers throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Ning Ma:Michael Hawkes

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Ma) is our Software Engineer. He was born in south east China and came to Australia with his wife in 2015 to further his studies and to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle of sunshine, fresh air and sandy beaches. Ma loves programming and specialises in C# (C Sharp) and java. He is a whiz with anything technical, but also enjoys soccer.

Nick Garfitt:Nick Garfitt

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Nick receives your order or enquiry and then processes it. He is usually found at the front counter, on the phone phone or attending to email enquiries. He is also the resident barista and has a comprehensive understanding of coffee machines..

Diana GreenDiana Green

Diana is found at reception and she manages customer accounts, payments and book-keeping. She has worked in front-of-house roles for almost 40 years - at hospitals, nursing homes, and in retail and manufacturing.

Jason ClarkJason Clark

Jason keeps the warehouse in order. He is often found picking products to fulfil orders, or with suppliers helping unload a new shipment. He proudly sports an impressive Viking beard and is a keen lacrosse player and bass guitarist.

Corey TownleyCorey Townley

Corey helps keep the warehouse operations on track, picking, packing and dispatching your orders. He is also known for his custom DIY home projects and practical solutions. He is an experienced archer and his 'archer's eye' for detail is a valued asset.

 

Mission Statement

At cura1 everything we do is done to earn your respect and trust, from our exacting standards during product development and manufacture, to our zealous servicing of your needs. We pledge to measure our success by your satisfaction.

In short, our mission is to ensure cura1 continues to be a company that we are proud of and one that you will take pleasure in dealing with.


“cura” – latin word meaning “care”

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