Burnett medical staff win leadership awards
CONTINUOUSLY striving to improve care for Monto patients is one of the many reasons Monto Hospital director of nursing Tracey Pattie received the Leadership Award at Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service’s inaugural Excellence Awards last week.
The awards focus on how the actions of staff and volunteers leadi to improvements in care for patients.
Board chair Peta Jamieson said a variety of awards were presented at the awards dinner at Maryborough’s Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre, recognising leadership, teamwork, sustainability, innovation, volunteers, workforce development and an overall honour for excellence.
“The Leadership Award went to Tracey Pattie for her role as both the director of nursing at Monto and for recently acting in the role of nursing director of the Rural Division,” Ms Jamieson said.
“She has been an excellent role model, constantly encouraging her teams and colleagues to enhance service access and improve the patient experience.”
Director of rural medical services Dr Sandra Rattenbury and the joint Rural Leaders Team were also among the winners at last night’s ceremony.
“Dr Sandra Rattenbury received our Sustainability Award for her efforts to ensure we had full medical recruitment across all our rural locations, instead of relying on locums. This ensures better continuity of care and provides our rural towns with local doctors who are committed to caring for their own communities,” Ms Jamieson said.
“Our entire rural leadership team was also recognised last night with the overall Care Comes First Excellence Award, for their constant efforts to grow and improve services, and to enhance the patient and family experience in what can be challenging and diverse roles.”
The Rural Leaders Team includes Jan-Adele Hotz, Nicci Maher, Sue Coward, Jenny Hursthouse, Nikki Goodwin, Susan Parks, Tracey Pattie and Lisa Baker.
Ms Jamieson said the awards were an important way to recognise their staff and volunteers, who all contribute in various ways to providing the best possible care and delivering the best possible outcomes for patients.
“As an organisation, we can’t achieve anything without our staff, so last night was a great opportunity for us not only to congratulate our finalists and winners on their efforts, but also to say thank you for doing a really important job that helps to improve the lives of our community.”
TOP JOB: Jan-Adele Hotz, Nicci Maher, Sue Coward, Jenny Hursthouse, Nikki Goodwin, Susan Parks, Tracey Pattie and Lisa Baker receive WBHHS award.