Metro North Health celebrates outstanding achievement
Seventeen individuals and teams have been recognised for their achievements and values in Metro North’s Australia Day awards.
The awards recognise people across the health service who demonstrate commitment to our values of teamwork, respect, compassion, integrity and high performance, and have consistently gone above and beyond in their various roles to improve patient outcomes and support their colleagues.
This year the awards were postponed due to the COVID response, however it is important to reward and recognise outstanding achievement.
Anne Carle, Executive Officer, Human Research Ethics Committee, The Prince Charles Hospital
For over 30 years of dedication to supporting researchers, participants and the greater health community with respect, compassion, empathy and expertise which has helped drive Metro North’s research excellence.
Erin Dunn, Pharmacist Team Leader, Internal medicine Service, The Prince Charles Hospital
For ongoing commitment to improving patient outcomes through clinical service improvements, mentoring and inspiring colleagues, while contributing to a positive workplace culture for over 15 years.
Bianca Rivera, Registered Nurse, Cognitive Assessment Management Unit, The Prince Charles Hospital
For leading by example, going above and beyond to improve patients’ quality of life through meaningful diversional therapy.
Redcliffe Hospital Better Together Medication Access implementation team
For demonstrating Metro North’s values while implementing the Better Together Medication Access program to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Dr Catherine Yelland PSM, Medical Director, Medicine Service Line, Redcliffe Hospital
For exceptional clinical leadership for over 30 years and for developing a multidisciplinary team approach for complex case management to reduce length of stay.
Queensland Adult Specialist Immunisation Service, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
For displaying an ongoing dedication to high performance, compassion and teamwork through extreme pressures while remaining a united and supportive team.
Edwina Powe, Senior Physiotherapist, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Business Service
For developing and nurturing an innovative partnership to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women through the co-designed Women’s Business Shared Pathway.
Shane Jeynes, Manager Administration Services, Women’s and Newborn Services, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
For consistently demonstrating integrity and a fair approach to colleagues, supporting positive team culture, and for always looking for ways to bring Values in Action to the workplace.
Les Richardson, Assistant Director, Safety and Implementation Service, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
For over 40 years of service to the healthcare of Queenslanders, demonstrating respect, compassion and true teamwork by going above and beyond through the COVID response.
Savannah Burkin, Senior Administration officer, Patient Flow Services, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
For displaying thoughtfulness, integrity and respect as a high performing team member, and being approachable and willing to tackle all challenges.
Jon Roberts, Business Manager, Surgical and Peri-operative Services, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
For being an integral team member across the service line as a respected mentor, displaying respect and integrity in all interactions and being always happy to assist others.
King Law, Data Manager, Surgical and Peri-operative Services, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
By always going above and beyond to help others, sharing knowledge with colleagues, and for being a hardworking and positive team member.
Freda Papoutsakis, Senior Administration Officer, Internal Medicine and Aged Care, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Over 35 years of ongoing service and for continuously demonstrating high performance, commitment to teamwork, and working above and beyond to achieve results with a caring smile.
Halligan Quin, Lawyer, Metro North Health
For demonstrating compassion, high performance and a willingness to always assist others with complex issues.
Virtual Ward Team, Community and Oral Health
For demonstrating high performance in challenging times by achieving exceptional operational results and supporting COVID patients.
John Walters, Principal Communications Advisor, Metro North Communication
For demonstrating Metro North’s values through an ongoing dedication to timely and effective communication and engagement activities for staff, patients and consumers.
Janelle Laws, Acting Assistant Nursing & Midwifery Director, Education and Workforce Development, Metro North
For being a compassionate leader who exceeds customer expectations by working tirelessly, demonstrating adaptability, and being an extraordinary role model to her colleagues.