More than 230 employees have been recognised for their long service to The Wesley Hospital, with a massive 3,735 years of service between them. A special thank you and congratulations to Guat Ang and Brian McLean who are celebrating 35 years of service.
Four individuals and teams were also recognised for their commitment to safety and quality, education and excellence, through the Spirit of Wesley Awards:
COMMITMENT TO CLINICAL EDUCATION AWARD:
Angela Heslip – Clinical Nurse Educator
Angela has established an education ‘drop-in room’ which runs one day each week for all nursing staff. This creative solution allows nurses to use any opportunity they may have to "drop in" e.g. before or after a shift in their own time, or during morning tea or a lunch break to complete a clinical competency or access education. Staff may also book time with an educator. Angela has extended the room to other clinical nurse educators, which allows them to make use of the space, its resources and equipment to educate and assess clinical competencies for their staff. The ‘drop-in room’ now includes a fortnightly education session with guest lecturers. It's a wonderful sharing of resources, promotes the education department and its service, facilitates the building of relationships and sharing of knowledge between educators, and is an initiative that contributes to the hospital having well-educated and supported nursing staff to provide excellent, best practice patient care.
COMMITMENT TO SAFETY & QUALITY AWARD:
Stephen McCann, Fire Safety Manager and David Gray, Engineering Manager
Stephen McCann and David Gray have worked tirelessly to maintain the hospitals Fire Inspection Certificates. Through face to face training and record-keeping, the hospital has continuously achieved a fire training record of more than 90 per cent. Despite the age of the Hospital, ongoing maintenance has ensured a commendable fire inspection process. Stephen and David have worked together over a long period of time to ensure patients, doctors and staff remain safe.
KARIS AWARD FOR COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE AWARD – CLINICAL
The Infection Control Team
The Infection Control department put in an exceptional collective effort to achieve The Wesley Hospital’s highest employee influenza vaccination rate. With above average influenza infection rates across the country, vaccinations have significantly reduced the risk and severity of illness within our Wesley teams. The Infection Control team were creative, passionate and engaging in promoting vaccination, whilst motivating teams and achieving exceptional results.
KARIS AWARD FOR COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE AWARD – NON CLINICAL
Lisette Ramsden, Nilofer Prasha, Renee Bowe, Fred Wong, HIU/Patient Accounts
This group worked together to introduce new software as part of UnitingCare’s 2030 initiative. The team created streamlined processes across billing and coding teams, and introduced a manual workaround when software implementation was delayed, ensuring the project’s goals were achieved.