NSLHD News October 23

allied health awards Allied health staff across the district celebrated Allied Health Professionals Day last week, with the inaugural recognition awards bestowed upon a number of hardworking winners. Congratulations to all those who won awards as well as all of our wonderful allied health clinicians.

Senior Allied Health Professional of the Year Kate Ziser (RNSH pharmacy) Kate is a Clinical Team Leader for the RNSH pharmacy department and is passionate about improving patient care. Kate specialises in cardiology and is one of the first Advanced Practice Residents in Australia. Kate took the lead in obtaining accreditation for RNSH as a site for advanced practice residency, as well as setting up the program, identifying mentors, and developing a project to improve the management of heart failure in the ambulatory care setting.

Allied Health Leader of the Year Shirley Till (Brolga, CAMH)

Shirley is the Clinical Lead of Brolga. Shirley displays effortless grace when providing guidance and achieving clinical outcomes. This opinion is echoed almost unanimously amongst all those who work with her. Shirley has not simply improved Brolga’s clinical practices, she has largely established them. She models empowerment in the way she empowers our hospital to continue to provide exceptional and powerful mental health service provision.

Allied Health Team of the Year NSRHS Burns Allied Health team

The NSRHS Burns Allied Health team has demonstrated outstanding clinical, business and operational practices over the past 12 months, meeting the challenges of high complex patient case load related to the bushfires and the White Island volcano eruption in New Zealand. Working collaboratively with their multidisciplinary team, they developed systematic operational practices to most efficiently manage the work load and optimise patient-centred-care. The team developed new treatment styles in response to the high patient demands, including a Hand Class to promote improved functional activities amongst patients. Disciplines include: physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, nutrition and dietetics, social work, orthotics and allied health assistants.


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