RAMSAY PEOPLE Peel proudly announces two finalists in the 2016 Excellence Awards Peel Health Campus is incredibly proud to have two finalists in the 2016 WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards. Jemma Freegard Clinical Midwifery Manager is a finalist under the Excellence in Leadership category and Donna Cook McGrath Foundation breast care nurse under the Primary, Public and Community Care category. For the past year Jemma Freegard has run Bennett Ward, the obstetrics and maternity ward at Peel Health Campus, and has aimed to bring the ward into modern times as the Peel Region’s population continues to increase. Ms Freegard has spent the year continuing the work of Peel Health Campus, but has also put in place several plans and projects that are aimed at developing the hospital’s maternity and obstetrics, making it a more flexible and comfortable place for mothers to be. Not willing to take all the plaudits herself, Jemma said it was the effort of her team that had led her to become a finalist. Jemma also stated that the communication between the hospital staff and executive was a big part of her nomination. “It’s good to have an executive board that listen and pay attention to the staff. I love the place I work in, because I know the people I work with really well and I know I can trust them,” she said. Ms Freegard added that in maternity it’s about coming together as a team to get results. “It’s about the nurses, the midwives, the doctors – coming together as a unit and working as one to make the ward as accommodating and successful as it can be”, continued Jemma. Donna Cook McGrath Foundation breast care nurse has been providing expert care for more than 1200 breast cancer patients since 2004. Working out of Peel Health Campus Donna visits communities in the region providing physical, psychological and emotional support from the time of diagnosis and throughout treatment. With more than 12 years’ experience in the field Ms Cook said she was overwhelmed and ‘absolutely delighted’ to make the finals. Ms Cook said supporting regional women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer was rewarding work. “There wasn’t a McGrath nurse here when I arrived so it has been a rewarding challenge to set one up. I love connecting with clients and helping making a difference”. In its 12th year, the annual awards will be held in May as part of the international Nurses and Midwives week. Award winners will be announced at a gala dinner on May 7 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. MOVEMENTS AND APPOINTMENTS GUS NORRIS Gus Norris has been appointed to the role of Chief Transformational Officer in the Ramsay Global Office. Gus has over 25 years’ experience in public and private hospital management both in Australia and overseas. Most recently, he has been in the role of Chief Customer Officer at Bupa Australia and held several other positions in Bupa including global benefits manager and hospital contract manager. Prior to joining Bupa, he worked with the Australian Red Cross as National Refugee and Protection Manager. SANDRA MOORE Sandra Moore has been appointed to the position of CEO/DCS at Nambour Selangor Private Hospital. Sandy is a registered nurse who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role with her most recent position being that of Executive Officer of the Mater Hospital and Day Hospital at MacKay. Sandy will commence in the position at Nambour in late March. 16 The Ramsay Way 2016 | 01 Jemma Freegard – Clinical Midwifery Manager. Donna Cook – McGrath Foundation breast care nurse. Find us on Facebook facebook.com/ramsayhealth KARINA K IELY Karina Kiely has been appointed to the role of National Clinical Workforce Planning and Development Manager. Karina has been acting in the role for some months now and has given her team an excellent basis and structure to build in each of the key result areas for which she has responsibilities. SUE POTTENGER Sue Pottenger has been appointed Director of Clinical Services at Masada Private Hospital. Prior to this appointment, Sue was Assistant Director of Clinical Services – Quality & Risk between Masada Private and The Avenue Hospital. She held this position for six years and has worked for Ramsay Health for over twelve years. Sue has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years, is orthopaedic trained and is undergoing a Masters of Business. RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT BEN TOOTH Ben Tooth has been appointed to the position of Commercial Manager for our Cairns facilities – Cairns Private Hospital, Cairns Day Surgery and The Cairns Clinic. Ben is a Chartered Accountant who spent much of his early career with KPMG. He has also held CFO roles with various organisations and is currently Director of Internal Audit at the Cairns Hospital and Health service. The management and staff of New Farm Clinic would like to wish Judy Purcell all the best in her retirement. Judy has been a valued member of our catering team for over 25 years. We would like to thank her for her loyal service, her commitment to Ramsay Health care and her independent efforts during her 25 years of service with New Farm Clinic.
The Ramsay Way - Autumn 2016
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