Westmead Private Hospital
has helped raised awareness
for World NET Cancer Day
– a global event dedicated
to raising awareness for
neuroendocrine cancer (NETs).
This is the rare cancer that
killed Aretha Franklin and
The hospital and its cafe used this awareness date to spread the word about these
rare and misdiagnosed cancers.
Coffee cups branded with ‘Lets Talk About NETs’ were used at Infusions Cafe to
increase community awareness about this cancer.
This cause is close to the hearts of staff at Westmead Private as both patients and
employees have been affected by NETs.
Westmead Private anaesthetist Dr John Lleyden created Australia's only NET charity,
The Unicorn Foundation, as a result of his family's experience. More information
available at www.unicornfoundation.com.au
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GOODWILL FROM HUNTERS HILL
Christmas time brings out the best in people and this was true for the staff at Hunters
Hill Private Hospital who contributed items for a charity festive hamper.
The raffle raised $740 which was donated to the Delvena Women’s Refuge located in
The refuge provides short term accommodation to women and their children who are
victims of domestic violence.
FOR CHILDREN AT
NORTH WEST PRIVATE
North West Private Hospital has hosted its annual
children's Christmas party to the delight of many
Chef Ronald provided a beautiful festive grazing table
featuring cupcakes, healthy option sandwiches and
Children's entertainer Renata Jayne was on hand to
keep everyone busy singing and dancing until Santa
Each child received a present from the man in red
and took home a special rainbow gift bag at the end
of the day.
Left: Deputy Director of Clinical Services,
Right: Director of Clinical Services,
GREENSLOPES STAFF DIG DEEP FOR 20TH ANNUAL
135 children and their parents from 51 disadvantaged
Brisbane families received Christmas presents through the
20th annual festive appeal by staff at Greenslopes Private
Hospital and St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland
Hundreds of Greenslopes Private Hospital staff donated
thousands of gifts to those who may have otherwise
Presents included bikes, toys, household products, food,
clothing, and games. An additional seven food hampers
were also created for single adults with disabilities.
Nurse Unit Manager, Cath Stewart, has been coordinating
this brilliant initiative for 20 years.
“After two decades it is still so wonderful and special to see
our Greenslopes Private Hospital community supporting
this project year after year. It’s also amazing to watch how
it grows, which shows how much help is needed in our
surrounding community,” Ms Stewart said.
Hospital teams were each allocated specific families for
whom to buy presents. E.g. staff may have been told their
particular family included a mother, 7-year-old boy, 5-year-old
girl, and 2-year-old boy.
“The hamper collection is a chance for staff to give back,
and everyone certainly looks forward to shopping for their
allocated families each year,” Ms Stewart said.
On collection day, staff placed their presents under the
large Christmas tree in the main foyer of the hospital.
Trucks transported the gifts to Mary Immaculate Catholic
Church in Annerley. Corporate supporters and Vinnies
volunteers collated the gifts and delivered them to the
corresponding families – all on the same day.
Vinnies Queensland’s Annerley Conference President,
Frank Ford, said the hospital’s generosity enabled Vinnies to
brighten Christmas for dozens of local families in need.
Director of Clinical Services Marg Fagan and General Manager of Delvena Women’s Refuge, Trish Bramble.
Maria Tauro has been announced as the Victorian
Ramsay Health Care 2018 GradPlus Preceptor of
Ms Tauro was praised for her wealth of knowledge and
experience that she loves to pass on to students, as well
as for her professionalism and enthusiasm.
Ms Tauro said she has been a nurse for many satisfying
and happy years.
“I love working with the students in the hope that my
love of and passion for nursing can be passed on.
I hope all my students have as a fulfilling and enjoyable
“I have gained so much personally and professionally
from working with educators, peers and also students. I
have learnt skills and styles I like to mirror and also traits
I do not.”
“I was very excited to be nominated and I feel very
honoured to have received this award. It is not only my
award, but also belongs to the wonderful colleagues I
have worked with and the team I currently work with.”
LEADING NURSES AWARDED
Hollywood Private Hospital’s Director of Clinical Services, Karen Gullick, and Deputy
Director of Clinical Services, Katherine Pedler, have completed a fellowship with the
Australasian College of Health Service Managers (ACHSM).
Fellowship within the ACHSM is recognised both nationally and internationally and
demonstrates an ongoing commitment to excellence in health service management.
Hollywood CEO, Peter Mott, congratulated the duo saying it was the highest
membership category awarded in the college.
“It is awarded to those who have demonstrated that they have the knowledge, attitude, conceptual and communication skills
to be recognised as senior managers and leaders in the health and aged care industries,” he said.“I think it reflects the calibre
of our nursing leaders at Hollywood.”
Kathy and Karen joined health industry colleagues in the program of study throughout the year, and successfully passed the
examination, which was held in Darwin.