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of Service" awards
Westmead Private Hospital
recently celebrated its annual
staff service awards.
This year’s event acknowledged
years of service ranging from 30,
25, 15 and 10 years – totalling an
impressive 780 combined years of service.
A special congratulations was given to the Director
of Clinical Services – Lea-Anne Howard – who achieved
30 years of service.
Australia Day 2019 Honours List
Congratulations to all Ramsay staff and specialists who were recognised as part of the Australia Day 2019 Honours List. More
than 1,100 Australians from a wide range of industries were honoured this year – the largest number in the history of the awards.
A/Prof Andrew Brooks
Urologist, Westmead Private
Associate Professor Andrew Brooks
AM was named a Member of the
Order of Australia for significant
service to medicine and medical
education in the fields of urology
and oncology. A/Prof Brooks
believes education is a prime
responsibility of a medical professional and has been involved
in a wide range of activities during his esteemed career.
Ms Jennifer Harper
CEO, Southern Highlands
Ms Jennifer Harper OAM received
a Medal of the Order of Australia
for her service to community
health. Ms Harper commenced as
CEO/DCS at Southern Highlands
Private Hospital in 1995 and
said her role has enabled her
to work closely with the community and raise money for
charities for more than 20 years. She has been involved
in the Harbison Retirement Village as a board member
since 2007 and works with several other charities in the
Southern Highlands. She said it was a privilege to serve
her community and encouraged others to do the same.
Dr Jennifer Chambers
Vascular surgeon, Port
Macquarie Private Hospital
Dr Jennifer Chambers OAM was
awarded a Medal of the Order
of Australia for her service to
medicine as a vascular surgeon.
Dr Chambers was attracted to
vascular surgery because of its
dramatic impact on patients’
lives. She moved to Port Macquarie in 1995 to develop
the specialty in that region alongside Dr John Gan. Her
professional involvement includes a commitment to the
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and chair of the
Women in Surgery Committee.
Professor Jane Fisher
Clinical psychologist, Masada
Professor Jane Fisher AO was
named an Officer of the Order of
Australia for distinguished service
to medicine, particularly in the
field of perinatal mental health,
to women, and to the community.
Professor Fisher, a member of
the Masada Medical Advisory
Committee, has been the consultant clinical psychologist
to Masada Private Hospital Early Parenting Centre since
it opened in 1996. She is Finkel Professor of Global Public
Health at Monash University with a particular interest in the
mental health of women who have recently given birth and
the early development of their children.
Four of Ramsay Health Care’s largest Australian facilities
have welcomed 54 new medical interns to their campuses.
The students have joined Greenslopes Private Hospital,
Joondalup Health Campus, Hollywood Private Hospital,
Peel Health Campus.
As a significant contributor to training in the private sector,
Ramsay ensures the students also undertake some of their
training in partnership with regional and rural hospitals.
Dr Mellissa Naidoo, Director of Medical Services at
Greenslopes Private Hospital said the Brisbane facility
had a long-standing and established reputation in
education and training and attracted Intern applications
from across Australia.
“Our final cohort consists of graduates from Universities in
Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.
As the only private hospital with a fully-fledged clinical
school, several of our Interns had previously undertaken
some of their medical student placements at Greenslopes
Private Hospital and were excited to return as doctors.”
The new interns at Greenslopes are joined by 30 new
Resident Medical Officers and 46 new Registrars in both
basic and advanced vocational training.
Dr Naidoo has also introduced a new innovative role
– Registrar, Medical Education and JMO Wellbeing
– to support junior doctors in developing their professional
skills and maintaining their health and wellness through
their training. Dr Simon Menelaws was appointed to the
role in February.
West Coast Eagles visit Joondalup
The West Coast Eagles paid a visit to Joondalup Health
Campus on 20 February, surprising and delighting patients,
visitors and staff.
The youngest patient they called on was a yet-to-be-named
baby on the hospital’s private maternity ward and the oldest
was 94-year-old Eagles fan Brenda Broun who was being
cared for on the private orthopaedics ward.
Director of Cardiology Jenny Deague introduced players to
heart patient John Gilchrist and gave them an education on
heart health and age on the Coronary Care Unit.
Meanwhile on the Telethon Children’s Ward, players read
stories and played games with kids, making the days of the
mums and dads on the ward.
The visit was a part of the team’s community engagement
program for 2019.