In Memory of Kim McNally
1963 - 2016
The Ramsay Way 2017 | 03 17
Long serving staff member Kim McNally was
remembered at a special morning tea on 1 August
2017 at Kareena Private Hospital. Kim passed away
on July 29, 2016 after a short battle with cancer.
On the one year anniversary of her death Kim’s
husband, Eddie, donated a garden chair to
the Hospital in her memory. The garden chair,
presented at a morning tea was attended by many
of Kim’s former colleagues, family members and
friends. Eddie spoke of her love for the Hospital
and highlighted that that it was the people she was
surrounded by each and every day that she enjoyed
Kim started at Kareena in March 1996 as an afterhours
nurse manager before moving into the role of
Quality & Risk Manager where she was a key driver of quality improvement and clinical risk
management in the Hospital. In the year of her passing Kim celebrated her 20th year of service.
On February 6, 2017, Kim’s daughter, Lauren, gave birth to her first child. She chose to
come to Kareena, in part, due to her mother’s long association with the Hospital.
Eddie & Lauren (centre) with staff from Kareena Private Hospital.
MOVEMENTS & APPOINTMENTS
VIC HESTA PRECEPTOR OF THE MONTH
July 2017 – Deb Adams, Wangaratta Private Hospital
Congratulations Deb, here is the fabulous feedback we received about you:
“This lady is a knowledgeable nurse in all aspects of theatre. She had spent a lot of time sharing with me her knowledge,
encouragement and scrub/scout skills. Deb has a passion for nursing that is contagious when in her presence. She takes pride in
her work and in the theatres she attends in a daily basis. She had opened my eyes to gynaecological procedures and what it entails.
Which has given me a enthusiastic interest in this field of nursing. She has taught me more than she will realise. I nominate Deb
as she is a passionate enthusiastic nurse that should be celebrated & treasured. I hope you will consider her for preceptor of the
April 2017 – Claire Maginness, Wangaratta Private Hospital
Congratulations Claire! Here is the lovely feedback we received about you from Rachel:
“I would like to nominate a lady that stands out to me in more ways than one. I currently transitioned to theatre from the acute
surgical ward to start a graduate position. Nervous, Anxious, terrified of my new career path and unsure of the type of work within
theatre. I meet Claire she had a calming presence, welcoming, reassuring, while also providing myself with the knowledge, support,
the ability to learn new skills and the confidence to step out of my comfort zone and enjoy the experience of theatre. She takes
time out of her own busy work load to explain instruments, procedures, practice on my skills within the theatre while all the time
improving my skills & confidence to step out of my comfort zone. She always has time to answer any questions you may have,
nothing to silly. While improving and gaining many new and exciting skills that provides me with the passion for nursing. She is a
quiet achiever but a valuable member to our theatre unit and a magnificent mentor, colleague and friend. I hope she will seriously
be considered for Preceptor of the month as she is valuable to the Wangaratta Private Hospital theatre and all new and current staff
members. Nurses like her should be celebrated and rewarded for her brilliant presence she brings to this specialized field.”
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Both Deb (above right) & Claire (below right) received a
certificate & a $100.00 gift voucher from our generous
sponsors at Hesta.
has been seconded to the position of National Manager, Ramsay
Health Plus for a period of 12 months and commenced in September.
Ian is working closely with hospital executive teams and allied health
managers in the development of an integrated allied health service
model which provides the full range of allied health services to
inpatients, to outpatients and in future to patients in community aged
care and other settings.
Ian has been the Allied Health Manager at Lawrence Hargrave
Private Hospital in NSW and has a background in physiotherapy with
extensive healthcare and leadership experience gained in Australia
and the UK. Ian initiated the Ramsay Health Plus outpatient service
at Lawrence Hargrave, and Ramsay Health Plus acute care service
at Wollongong Private Hospital and has been supporting other
hospitals to implement their Ramsay Health Plus services for the past
has been appointed to the role of National Manager, Revenue
Performance. Dean replaces Damien Peach who is now leading work
in standardising and improving data governance.
Dean has degrees in Law and Management and comes with 15 years
of experience working with health funds, including HCF and most
recently, as the Head of Customer at The Doctors Health Fund. Dean
has a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the
private health insurance sector, having participated in a number of
the focus groups reporting to the Private Health Ministerial Advisory
Committee. These groups considered reforms to increase the value
of private health insurance through product design, information
transparency, consumer education and choice.
has been appointed the new Director of Clinical Services for Ramsay
Health Care SA Mental Health Services. David comes from the
Australian Defence Force, Mental Health Psychology Service and
has a wealth of previous experience in all areas of Mental Health
including Community and triage.
David commenced in his new role on Wednesday 4th October 2017.
has been appointed Regional Commercial Manager for Northside
Group. With over twenty years of experience as a senior finance
professional, Sharon has a broad base of experience in leading
organisations, both locally and internationally.
Sharon started at Northside Group in May, having most recently
worked for Healthecare as the Commercial Manager for the Central
Coast and Hunter region.