NSLHD News September 12 - FINAL

Ryde Hospital’s jen Kinsella awarded diabetes fellowship Ryde’s Diabetes Service Manager and Clinical Nurse Consultant Jen Kinsella was recently awarded a fellowship at this year’s Australasian Diabetes Congress 2019. The fellowship recognises Jen’s outstanding contribution and expertise in diabetes leadership, education and management. Jen initially started out specialising in oncology, haematology and renal medicine at Concord Hospital. Her mentor at the time asked her if she would help out in the endocrinology unit. Diabetes was a path Jen never imagined taking, but that quickly changed as Jen learnt to understand diabetes related distress and health complications, with this became a turning point in Jen’s career. Jen continues to do wonderful work at Ryde Hospital where she and her multi-disciplinary team aim to offer a wholistic approach to managing diabetes.

Susan Davidson ADEA CEO presenting Jen Kinsella with fellowship award at the Australasian Diabetes Congress

Ryde Hospital Registrar Dr Stephen Ludgate with Jen Kinsella at the Australasian Diabetes Congress 2019

INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY Each year September 8 marks UNESCO’s International Literacy day raising awareness globally on the issues surrounding adult and child literacy.

The distribution of new books for new babies is a practical demonstration of a commitment by the ALEA, to help raise the standard of literacy in Australia. It heralds the importance of encouraging parents to share the joy of books, spoken language and literacy as early as possible with their baby. For the twelfth year, books were presented to new parents at Royal North Shore Hospital.

To celebrate this day, over the past four decades the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA) has presented the gift of a book to as many new babies as possible on International Literacy Day. This is the only project of its kind operated on a national level.

Paul Brown with wife Ali Brown and week old son Monty receive their book pack



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