October 21, 2019

Quarterly Staff Recognition Awards

The fourth and final ceremony for 2019 of our Staff Recognition Awards was held today, to formally recognise outstanding contributions by our employees and celebrate staff excellence.

Siva Sivarajah, Northern Health Chief Executive, said we have over 5,000 staff who work across a wide range of areas and who are committed to providing great care.

“We would like to recognise them for their hard work and dedication to our patients, staff and community. These are staff who exemplify a strong and positive workplace culture and commitment to our patients,” he said.

The six categories and the winners are:

Clinical Excellence: A clinician or clinical team generous with knowledge, who instils confidence in patients and colleagues, and achieves the best patient experience outcomes; And the winner is…Fiona Moate, Senior Clinician, Hand Therapy

Patient Experience: An individual or team who has made a significant achievement in improving the care experience, including showing kindness and compassion towards a patient or their family; And the winner is…Lina Gencarelli, Specialist Clinics, Reception

Excellence in Safety: An individual or team who has assisted in making Northern Health safer for patients, visitors or staff; And the winner is…Michelle Morrow, Nurse Unit Manager, Maternity

Innovation: A team or individual who implemented a better way to deliver care or service through a new idea or initiative; And the winner is…Monica Dowling, ICU Liaison Nurse

Above and Beyond: An individual who has gone above and beyond in providing care or support to a patient, family or work colleague; And the winner is… Kathryn Rough, Library Manager

Rising Star: A staff member recognised as having great potential to grow and develop in their career at Northern Health; And the winner is… Toni Gabelish, Aboriginal Liaison Officer

“Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to our award sponsors – Maxxia and BankVic for your continued support,” Siva said.

Sponsored by Maxxia and BankVic, our Quarterly Staff Recognition Awards have been designed to formally recognise outstanding contributions by our employees and celebrate staff excellence. To nominate a staff member, click here.

Featured Image (left to right): Toni Gabelish; Lina Gencarelli; Michelle Morrow; Laurelle Bland (accepting the award on behalf of Fiona Moate); Tim Bond from Maxxia; Kathryn Rough; Bridget Walters (accepting the award on behalf of Monica Dowling).