October 22, 2020

Thank You Day – it’s all about you!

Today is Northern Health’s Thank You Day – a day where we say a huge thank you to all our staff who have worked hard this year.

It has been a very challenging year for all of us, as we faced a global pandemic, lock downs and uncertainty of what the next day will bring.

The enormous effort, commitment and the everyday work of our staff hasn’t gone unnoticed. Our Executive and Board have watched and admired how you cared and supported your patients and each other during this challenging time.

Siva Sivarajah, Chief Executive, said, “On behalf of the Northern Health Board and Executive, I want to thank each and every one of you for your enormous effort and commitment over the last seven months. It was, and continues to be, nothing short of amazing. I am proud of what we, as an organisation, have achieved to keep our community safe and healthy.”

Dr Wanda Stelmach, Chief Medical Officer, also thanked staff for being supportive of their patients, community and of each other. Michelle Fenwick, Executive Director People and Culture, added, “This day is all about you. From us to you – thank you.”

Our leadership team is grateful for your enduring professionalism, commitment and compassion, and proud of everything you have achieved.

Briana Baass, Chief Allied Health Officer, said working in public health is always challenging, but so rewarding at the same time.

“This year, we faced challenges in our home life as well as professional. We are so thankful for those at Craigieburn Centre, Bundoora Centre, Broadmeadows Hospital, Northern Hospital and everyone working in the community for the commitment to Northern Health and the community we serve.”

As a token of our appreciation for your work during this time, all staff will be provided with a Thank You bag today.

Please watch our Thank You video below:

ICU staff receiving their Thank You bags from Siva Sivarajah, Chief Executive
Maternity and Neonatal Unit staff receive their Thank You bags
Children’s Ward staff receive their Thank You bags
Support Services staff receiving their Thank You bags from Basil Ireland, Chief Finance Officer