Ramsay Qld Education Awards In May over 60 Ramsay Health Care staff members from Ramsay hospitals across Queensland came together to celebrate the inaugural Education Recognition and Awards evening. Three main awards, supported by HESTA were as follows: • Preceptor of the Year Award Winner Gem Morales, Clinical Facilitator Pindara Private Hospital. • Graduate Award of Excellence Winner Linzie Robinson EN Graduate Noosa Private Hospital • Innovation in Education Award Rachel Edwards, Clinical Educator John Flynn Hospital CSI (Clinical Scene Investigation) HESTA kindly offered over $3,000 in prize money for the deserved winners. L–R: Judy Beazley DCS Noosa; Anna Davey accepting award on behalf of Education Department at John Flynn, Ian McGregor from Pindara finalist. L–R: HESTA Representative Sam Thompson; Gem Morales winner of award; Kate Munnings COO RHC. Noosa Hospital Nurse wins Qld Graduate Award of Excellence Nursing staff at Noosa Hospital have scooped the pool at the inaugural Queensland Ramsay Education Awards. Enrolled Nurse Linzie Robinson won the Graduate A ward of Excellence at the inaugural Queensland Ramsay Education Awards held in Brisbane recently. Judy Beazley, Director of Clinical Services at Noosa Hospital said Linzie’s performance as a graduate had been exemplary. “From the outset she has demonstrated The Ramsay Way values – caring; progressive; enjoys her work; and uses a positive spirit to succeed,” Judy said. Noosa Hospital Enrolled Nurse Karen Habben was also a finalist in the Preceptor of the Year Award. The inaugural Queensland Ramsay Education Awards are one of the highlights of the nursing and midwifery calendar, timed to coincide with International Nurses and Midwives Week. Graduate winner, Linzie, said it was an honour to receive the award, made possible by the positive and encouraging mentors at the hospital that improved her performance, together with the great team she worked with. “I’m thrilled, and it’s given me even more motivation to be the best nurse that I can be,” she said. Graduate Award of Excellence Winner Linzie Robinson pictured centre with Sam Thompson HESTA Representative (L) and Karina Keily Ramsay Health Care (R). The Ramsay Way 2016 | 02 21 RAMSAY PEOPLE Peel Nurses Take out WA Awards Two nursing staff at Peel Health Campus have won their categories in the 2016 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards. Peel Health Campus nurses Donna Cook and Jemma Freegard take out WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards. Hollywood Professor Wins Category in West Australian of the Year Founding member and Director of Breast Cancer Research Centre-WA (BCRC-WA), Professor Arlene Chan (breast oncologist), has been chosen as a category winner in the 2016 Western Australian of the Year Awards. Professor Chan won the 2016 Professions Award, which recognises excellence resulting in major social, scientific or economic impact at a state, national or international level. Professor Chan has earned an international reputation for her ground breaking research at BCRC-WA which has resulted in better treatment for cancer patients and has directly led to improved cure rates and prolonged life for cancer sufferers. Established in 2008, BCRC-WA is a not for profit clinical research centre and the busiest breast cancer clinical trials unit in Australia. The organisation is recognised throughout Australia and internationally for its contribution to the survival of breast cancer patients. More than 1,000 patients have been recruited by Professor Chan into 79 trials. Results from several of these trials have led to a world-wide change in the standard Professor Arlene Chan, Breast Oncologist and Director, BCRC-WA. of care for breast cancer. Professor Chan also established the first breast cancer tumour bank in Western Australia with more than 2,000 samples able to be used for future research. As a result of welcoming the Centre, Hollywood anticipates that it will treat more than 3,000 additional patients per annum. For the staff though, the print is a small reminder of the larger-than-life presence that was the highly skilled and highly respected Dr Malcolm Miller. Dr Miller spent the last days of his life as a patient in St Andrew's Ipswich Hospital after more than 30 years as one of its paediatricians. He died from cancer in September 2015, almost 20 years after he was first diagnosed. Generations of his family gathered at St Andrew's Ipswich Hospital last week to unveil the Dr Seuss print, which now hangs in the Patterson Paediatric ward. Family members and colleagues took the chance to honour Dr Miller's expertise and dedication to the hospital before his wife Valda Miller unveiled the print, chosen from the book Stars Upon Thars. "In 1996, he was given four years to live," Mrs Miller said. "I'm sure working here was a major part in his living for such a long time." Mrs Miller said Dr Miller was a courageous and stubborn man who was dedicated to the thousands of children he treated during his lifetime. "He used to say he learned as much from his patients as they learned from him," she said. Dr Miller's colleague Dr Robert McGregor worked with him since his first day at St Andrew's Ipswich in 1984. He described Dr Miller as a man with a towering intellect who had the ability to go on through adversity that would have felled a lesser man. "Malcolm had a courage that I think was universally admired." St Andrew's Ipswich chief executive officer Chris Went said Dr Miller's family were also now permanent members of the St Andrew's Ipswich family. Man of Courage Remembered For the littlest patients at St Andrew's Ipswich Private Hospital, the simple Dr Seuss print that looks over their ward is nothing more than a bright picture. St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital unveils special Dr Seuss printed donated in honour of former paediatrician Malcolm Miller. Jemma Freegard Clinical Midwifery Manager on Peel’s maternity ward won Excellence in Leadership, as an emerging leader, and Donna Cook McGrath Breast Care nurse won excellence in Primary, Public and Community Care. The results were announced at the prestigious awards ceremony gala dinner recently. Jemma said she was thrilled to receive the excellence in leadership award however added it was the effort of her team that had made it possible. “It’s an honour and I am overjoyed to be receiving this award, but none of this would be possible without having an amazing team around me. It was such an inspiring evening and pushes me to continue to keep striving for excellence.” “At Peel Health Campus we aim to provide the best maternity service to every women and newborn that we possibly can and this is the driving force behind our achievement. Delivering high quality patient centred care is the reason we are here,” added Jemma. Donna who took home the award for Excellence in Primary, Public and Community said that it was a wonderful feeling to know that her work in the community had been recognised. “The McGrath breast cancer service helps to empower women who are suffering and make sure they are informed, connected and have a voice. The service we provide to these women makes a big difference to them during their treatment and for this service to be recognised at the 2016 Excellence Awards is just sensational," said Donna. Hospital CEO Dr Margaret Sturdy said she was delighted with the results.
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