RAMSAYPEOPLE Mitcham Nurses Ramsay staff celebrate 50 years of Nursing Hollywood Private Hospital nurse Lesley Pitman recently celebrated 50 years of service to the profession. Originally, Lesley chose nursing to defy her father who insisted she become a school teacher. Qualifying in 1963, Lesley commenced working in acute care and then aged care before going to Hollywood Private in 1981, after completing a re-registration course. Since then, she has worked on Hollywood’s medical and surgical wards, admissions, day procedure unit and in the operating suite. Lesley is now in the role she loves most of all, as Hollywood Private Hospital’s Continence Advisory Nurse. Lesley’s fondest memories of nursing are the interactions she has with her patients. She loves the friendships she has built over the 32 years at Hollywood Private Hospital with her regular patients and staff who make work life interesting and enjoyable. Despite not pursuing a career as a school teacher, Lesley has dedicated the last 22 years of her career to educating the next generation of nurses through the annual continence advisory course. “I think one of my best achievements is that I’ve learned how to teach,” said Lesley. “As time has progressed, I’ve learned how to impart the knowledge that I’ve gained over the years, and help younger nurses who are still learning,” said Lesley. Hillcrest Private operating theatre nurse, Lyn Milne, celebrates 50 years of nursing this year. Lyn completed her training at the Royal Brisbane in 1963 and then travelled widely, working in the United Kingdom in major London hospitals such as the London Clinic and Royal Marsden Hospitals. In Australia Lyn has worked from WA to Maryborough and in Canberra before settling down in Rockhampton where she worked at the Rockhampton Base Hospital, then the Mater and finally at Hillcrest Rockhampton. Congratulations Lyn on such a wonderful and varied career. St Andrew’s Ipswich Midwife Awarded Rotary Pride of Workmanship 10 TRW WINTER 2013 Catherine Lambert has been appointed to the position of Director of Clinical Services, Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital and started in the role in May. Catherine has had extensive experience in managing health facilities in both Australia and the UK. Catherine’s experience with commissioning new facilities will be of great assistance to the management team as the opening date of our new hospital draws nearer. Recently Catherine held the position General Manager, Bupa Mosman Residential Aged Care and prior to that; Director of Clinical Services, DCS BMI Thornbury Hospital, Sheffield, UK. GHG Ltd,. The Hills Private Hospital, Sydney and North Shore Private Hospital (Ramsay). Dr Margaret Sturdy has been appointed as CEO of Peel Health Campus. Magaret has been the Director of Medical Services at Hollywood Private Hospital since 1993 after she started working at the hospital in January 1989 as a medical registrar. She assisted in the transition from Hollywood Repatriation Hospital to Hollywood Private Hospital. Dr Daniel Heredia will take on the role of Director of Medical Services at Hollywood. Mark Kelly has been appointed Commercial Manager at the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital. Mark was most recently the Commercial Manager at Frances Perry House in Melbourne. Prior to joining Ramsay in 2010, Mark’s career included finance positions at Epworth Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne St Andrew’s Ipswich midwife Dale McQuillan was nominated for a Rotary Pride of Workmanship award recently. Dale has worked at St Andrews Ipswich for the past 18 years. The hospital always receives numerous compliments about Dale from patients and families. She recognises people on the street and remembers their stay with us and loves to get feedback on their families as they grow. St Andrew’s CEO Chris Went said Dale makes every effort to ensure her patients have the best experience when they have their babies. “She takes the time to explain everything to expectant parents and follows up with them to make sure that everything is going well. Dale makes everyone smile just by being in the room. She is always humble and yet instils confidence in everyone. “Dale is an institution within St Andrew’s and in the Ipswich community. She personifies the care and support we offer the patients. Congratulations Dale on this well-deserved recognition. Present Breastfeeding Paper Mitcham Private Clinical Nurse Specialists Trisha Hibberson & Sandy Dikschei, have had their abstract paper “Breastfeeding: A learned skill requiring time and patience” accepted for inclusion at the ANF 2013 Nursing and Midwifery Professional Issues in Practice Conference being held in Melbourne in September. The presentation will detail the most common problems that are seen by midwives in birth suites, postnatal care and in the special care nursery. Trisha and Sandy are passionate about assisting both postnatal and outpatient mothers with consistent advice and education about breastfeeding and were instrumental in helping launch the Mitcham Private Hospital breastfeeding room in January 2013. The breastfeeding room is set up to focus on the mother/baby feeding relationship without other distractions. The experienced midwives are solely employed to assist and educate those mothers requiring specialised breastfeeding care with a documented plan and follow up on postnatal ward and outpatient clinic if required. New Green Light for Westmead Private Westmead Private Hospital recently purchased a GreenLight XPS Laser. The acquisition of the latest 180 Watt XPS Model will provide significant advantages for patients requiring surgery for an enlarged benign prostate gland. This latest technology, compared to the previous model, allows larger prostate glands to be treated in a shorter period of time whilst providing all the advantages of GreenLight Laser Surgery. Westmead Private Goes LED Westmead Private Hospital is now 100 percent LED following a program of replacing downlights with the more efficient LED technology. Benefits for the hospital and the broader environment include: • long life of LEDs • more energy efficient and ecologically friendly • more durable • zero UV emissions • low voltage For more information about the LED replacement program please contact Kris Kudla in Ramsay Head Office.
The Ramsay Way Winter 2013
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