October 21, 2020

Thank Your Cleaner Day: Winners of the Shine Award

Every quarter, Northern Health acknowledges and recognises our Patient Service Assistants (PSAs) who actively live and role model the Northern Health values of Safe, Kind and Together. 

Our  PSA’s play many roles, including transferring patients, equipment, urgent bloods, mail, and medical records and importantly ensuring compliance to DHHS Cleaning Standards for Victorian Public Health Facilities.

We are pleased to announce the winners for this quarter below.

Today also marks ‘Thank your Cleaner Day’, as we acknowledge both our PSAs and ISS staff for going above and beyond what is expected of them.

….and the winners are!

Olivera Laboska: The Kindness Award – Awarded to a staff member who consistently and proactively supports their peers and the broader department/Northern Health to achieve their work and goals. 

“Oli is a very friendly person when it comes to patients and staff members, and she is willing to do anything in her power to assist. Nothing is ever too much trouble and she has a great work ethic,” says Snezana Velevski, Support Services Coordinator at Broadmeadows Hospital.

Qamile, Mara and Alicia (Ward 14):  The Together Award – Awarded to a staff member or team who work together to achieve excellent outcomes. 

“Qamile, Alicia and Mara make a wonderful team in Ward 14. They all have a can-do attitude, nothing is ever too much trouble and they go above and beyond for their patients. The team have recently been trialling a new cleaning schedule and have embraced the change with a positive outlook. They deserve this recognition and should be proud of their achievement,” says Wendy Nicol, Operations Manager, PSA and Cleaning Contracts.

Julie Mason: The Safety Award – Awarded to the staff member who has demonstrated consistent safe work practices, has provided suggestions for improving safety and who is a role model for other staff. 

Says Brendan Byrne, Injury Management Advisor, “Julie deserves to win the safety award because she consistently displays the right behaviours to ensure she contributes to having a safe workplace for herself and her colleagues. This was evident in the time I spent with her a few weeks ago, and how she applies best practice safety to her daily tasks.”

Says Chief Financial Officer, Basil Ireland, “As we mark Thank Your Cleaner Day, my sincere thanks to our PSAs and cleaning workforce. My congratulations also to the winners of this quarter Shine Awards.”

We join Basil in wishing our PSAs and cleaning workforce stay Safe, practice being Kind to each other, and know that we are in this Together.