Doug Brown (Donvale OT), Janet Deedman (Kiwanis),
Bruce Entwisle (Kiwanis), Carol Lerk (Donvale Director of Allied
Health), Paul Goodison (Manningham Council),
Jessica Cerejo (Manningham Council)
The Donvale Wembley Reserve Community Therapy Garden
has been officially opened, thanks to a collaboration between
Donvale Rehabilitation Hospital, Manningham Council, and
the Manningham Kiwanis Club.
The garden beds and therapy space are located next to the
hospital, providing a place for patients to
participate in meaningful activities and access an area for
relaxation and socialisation.
The local community are welcome to share the facilities
and become involved in the garden.
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OPEN HEART TRIP
An experienced team from Westmead Private Hospital has returned from Bolivia where they performed cardiac
surgery for 10 patients through Open Heart International.
Dr Ian Nicholson (Cardiothoracic Surgeon), Jen Evans (Cardiac Scrub), Rona Steel (Perfusionist) and Cathyrine
Dominguez (Anaesthetic nurse) were part of a team of 13 who travelled to Cochabamba, Bolivia.
The group worked collaboratively to overcome challenges including language barriers, and unfamiliar locations.
The team said the experience gave them a greater appreciation of the quality health care available in Australia.
Joondalup Health Campus registered nurse Fiona
Purdie, who works on the Telethon Children’s Ward,
was recently part of a team of cyclists who raised
$361,000 during a charity ride from Cottesloe Beach
to Newcastle Beach.
Along with her husband, Graham, and 23 others,
Fiona cycled more than 3,400 kilometres to raise
money for children living in poverty, via the charity
Some 385 million children live in extreme poverty
around the world.
TAFE TRIP OFFERS A WORLD OF EXPERIENCE
THROUGH WOLLONGONG PRIVATE
A working, single mother of two who is completing her
“The Australian and American health care systems are
third TAFE NSW qualification in nursing was selected as
very different. I was excited to see their equipment and
one of 10 students to take part in an exchange program
techniques, as well as get a first-hand understanding
to the USA.
of how nurses approach learning over there. I know
that in the United States it is all about customer first,
TAFE NSW Shellharbour Diploma of Nursing student
which aligns with Ramsay’s approach to care here
Kelli Costello, who is undertaking her work placement
at Wollongong Private Hospital, was thrilled to be offered
one of the five nursing placements on the TAFE NSW’s
Despite having a hectic schedule, Kelli is making the
USA Outbound Mobility Program.
most of her passion for nursing and learning at TAFE
NSW. She has completed a Certificate III in Individual
The students spent two weeks at Gateway Technical
Support – Aged Care, then gained her Certificate IV in
College in Wisconsin, a college that delivers education
Nursing before starting her Diploma of Nursing; which
in over 60 program areas, as part of a three-year
made her eligible to apply for the opportunity to be part
international study exchange partnership with
of the exchange.
“I’ve been lucky enough to work at Lawrence Hargrave
“I was super-excited when I found out I had been
Private Hospital and Wollongong Private Hospital and
selected,” Kelli said.
the people I work with are supportive and friendly.
Ramsay places a lot of
emphasis on professional
shown me best-practice
and new clinical skills.
I always learn something
Diploma of Nursing
new when I’m there.”
student Kelli Costello
TAFE NSW Nursing and Health Team Leader Andrea
Purnell said Kelli was chosen for the exchange program
on her merits.
She said the work placement that TAFE NSW students
undertake is vital to helping them gain hands-on skills
and experience as well as connecting them with potential
“TAFE NSW has a valuable partnership with Ramsay
Health Care and the experience the students acquire
from their work placement is second to none.”