Bur­nett med­i­cal staff win lead­er­ship awards

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Felic­ity Ripper Felic­[email protected]

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.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

TOP JOB: Jan-Adele Hotz, Nicci Ma­her, Sue Coward, Jenny Hurst­house, Nikki Good­win, Su­san Parks, Tracey Pat­tie and Lisa Baker re­ceive WBHHS award.

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