Cooinda wins ex­cel­lence award

Benalla Ensign - - News -

On Mon­day night, Be­nalla’s Cooinda was an­nounced a Vic­to­rian win­ner of the Or­gan­i­sa­tion Award in the Lead­ing Age Ser­vices Aus­tralia Ltd (LASA) Ex­cel­lence Awards.

The LASA aged-care in­dus­try awards recog­nise providers who have made an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to care and ser­vices de­vel­op­ment within the aged care in­dus­try by demon­strat­ing strong lead­er­ship, in­no­va­tion and ex­cel­lence in the pro­vi­sion of high­qual­ity care to older peo­ple.

‘‘We are ab­so­lutely de­lighted to re­ceive this year’s Or­gan­i­sa­tion Ex­cel­lence Award,’’ Cooinda chief ex­ec­u­tive Mar­garet Al­dous said.

‘‘It’s a great achieve­ment for Cooinda to win the award out of the 15 nom­i­na­tions re­ceived from aged-care fa­cil­i­ties across Vic­to­ria.

‘‘We are very proud to recog­nised as a leader by aged-care in­dus­try.

‘‘Awards such as this do not just hap­pen. It takes a car­ing, com­pas­sion­ate and con­nected team to achieve such recog­ni­tion.

‘‘In the midst of so much poor pub­lic­ity with re­gard to the care of older peo­ple, it is the qual­ity of our staff and the in­di­vid­u­alised be the care we pro­vide to our res­i­dents that sets us apart.

‘‘A few years ago we in­tro­duced Mind­ful Lead­er­ship into our or­gan­i­sa­tion, which has had some very pos­i­tive out­comes for both our res­i­dents and staff.

‘‘We sup­port our staff with com­pas­sion, car­ing and un­der­stand­ing, as is ex­pected of them in their de­liv­ery of per­son cen­tred care to our res­i­dents each day.’’

Thrilled: Cooinda chief ex­ec­u­tive Mar­garet Al­dous.

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