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Metro South Health Staff Awards 2022

The Metro South Health Staff Awards recognise employees who demonstrate the values of integrity, compassion, accountability, respect, engagement and excellence; and for their commitment to the health service’s vision and purpose.

On Tuesday 2 August, Metro South Health staff and special guests, including Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath, came together for this year’s Metro South Health Staff Awards. The awards recognise special achievements by a committed and skilled workforce, who have contributed to outstanding healthcare throughout the year.

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See below to learn who our winners are.

Values Award: Integrity

The individual/team demonstrated authenticity and transparency in all dealings, honours commitments and strived for equality for all. They respectfully spoke up for others to do the right thing with outstanding communication and continually reflected with a mindset towards growth.

Winner

  • Paula Seal – Metro South Public Health Unit
    Learn more about why Paula was selected for this award.  

Finalists

  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Team – Clinical Governance, Metro South Health
    Paula Seal – Metro South Public Health Unit
Nominees
  • Eileen Barnet – Rehab @ Home, Community and Oral Health Services
  • Mandy Butler – Banksia Ward, GARU, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Team – Clinical Governance, Metro South Health
  • Paula Seal – Metro South Public Health Unit

Values Award: Compassion

The individual/team displayed empathy, kindness and support by listening without judgment and seeking to understand. They created connections and rapport by being willing to help, and focused on the needs of others, no matter their situation.

Winner

  • Logan Hospital Special Care Nursery Team
    Learn more about why the team was selected for this award.  

Finalists

  • Dr Claire Lin and Dr Ian Cheung – Metro South Oral Health and Logan Orthopaedics
  • Logan Hospital Special Care Nursery Team
  • Rachel Lovaszy – Rehabilitation / REACH, Logan and Beaudesert Health Service
Nominees
  • Dr Claire Lin and Dr Ian Cheung – Metro South Oral Health and Logan Orthopaedics
  • Gertrude Kaonga – Grevillea Older Persons Mental Health Service, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Kristy Bennett – Demand Pool, Logan and Beaudesert Health Service
  • Linda Zarghamikhanehsar – Community and Oral Health Services
  • Logan Hospital Special Care Nursery Team
  • QEII Social Work Team
  • Rachel Lovaszy – Rehabilitation / REACH, Logan and Beaudesert Health Service
  • Titi Do – Acute Adult Psychiatric Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Values Award: Accountability

The individual/team took responsibility for decisions, actions and behaviours, with the needs of patients, stakeholders and colleagues put first and foremost. They are committed to safe and sustainable work practices. They went above and beyond to ensure expectations of care are met or exceeded.

Winner

  • Dr Taryn Naggs – Anesthesia, Princess Alexandra Hospital
    Learn more about why Taryn was selected for this award.  

Finalists

  • Dr Daniel Weston – Metro South Health Emergency Operations Centre
  • Rebecca Gush – Rehab @ Home, Community and Oral Health Services
  • Dr Taryn Naggs – Anaesthesia, Princess Alexandra Hospital
Nominees
  • Dr Daniel Weston – Metro South Health Emergency Operations Centre
  • Patient Outcome Measurement and Evaluation Team – Clinical Governance, Metro South Health
  • Rebecca Gush – Rehab @ Home, Community and Oral Health Services
  • Dr Taryn Naggs – Anaesthesia, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Values Award: Respect

The individual/team fostered an environment where people feel safe and included. They actively contributed to making people feel welcome and contributed to care. They created relationships and appreciated and honoured the contributions of others by embracing diversity.

Winner

  • Dr Matthew Hope – Orthopaedics, Princess Alexandra Hospital
    Learn more about why Matthew was selected for this award.  

Finalists

  • Joshua Simmons – Digital Health and Informatics, Metro South Health
  • Dr Matthew Hope – Orthopaedics, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Stephen Morris – DDR (Radiology), Princess Alexandra Hospital
Nominees
  • Joshua Simmons – Digital Health and Informatics, Metro South Health
  • Junhao Li – Ward 3C, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Dr Matthew Hope – Orthopaedics, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Stephen Morris – DDR (Radiology), Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Tiffany Ryde – Governance, Metro South Health

Values Award: Engagement

The individual/team worked together to achieve shared goals and strived for the best outcomes possible. They sought and graciously accepted feedback and partnered with key stakeholders to share knowledge, skills and resources. They are open to opportunities to improve.

Winner

  • Indigenous Kidney Transplant Program – Nephrology, Princess Alexandra Hospital
    Learn more about why the program was selected for this award. 

Finalists

  • Commissioning Team Logan Hospital Expansion Program
  • Indigenous Kidney Transplant Program – Nephrology, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Nicole Milazzo – Volunteer Services Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital
Nominees
  • Andrew McFerran – Safety and Response, Redland Hospital and Wynnum-Manly Community Health Centre
  • Commissioning Team Logan Hospital Expansion Program
  • Consumer Partnering Team – Clinical Governance
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Outreach Program
  • Indigenous Kidney Transplant Program – Nephrology, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Julie Heath – Neonates Women’s and Children’s Division, Logan and Beaudesert Health Service
  • Kalee Milsom – Ward 3C, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Karen Drayton – Human Resources, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Nichola Hollenberg – Risk and Compliance, Metro South Health
  • Nicola Povey – NMPDU Logan Beaudesert Health Service
  • Nicole Milazzo – Volunteer Services Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Renee Stephens – Office of the Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery Division
  • Sacha Longden – Cardiac Catheter Lab, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Sexual Health Team – Metro South Sexual Health Team, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Values Award: Excellence

The individual/team empowered and inspired one another to deliver excellence. They developed skills and attributes and always moved forward to reach their full potential. They collaborated to innovate improvements and embraced change with a focus on solutions. They acknowledged successes and credited achievements.

Winner

  • Epidemiology Team – Metro South Public Health Unit
    Learn more about why the team was selected for this award.

Finalists

  • Alcohol Drugs Pregnancy Teams (ADAPT), Logan Hospital – Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Logan and Beaudesert Health Service
  • Epidemiology Team – Metro South Public Health Unit
  • QEII Perioperative Services
  • Tracey McTigue – Metro South Health Emergency Operations Centre
Nominees
  • Admin Team Logan Central Oral Health – Metro South Oral Health
  • Alcohol Drugs Pregnancy Teams (ADAPT), Logan Hospital – Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Logan and Beaudesert Health Service
  • Anita Lahey – COVID-19 Vaccination Program
  • Clinical Governance and Compliance Team – Metro South Health
  • Complex Vestibular Service – Integrated Specialist ENT Service, Logan and Beaudesert Health Service
  • COVID-19 Response – Community and Oral Health
  • Donna Choi – Grevillea Place, Older Adults Mental Health Inpatient Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Epidemiology Team – Metro South Public Health Unit
  • Helen Barnes – Cardiology, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Jessica Hampton – Psychology, Allied Health, Logan and Beaudesert Health Service
  • Jodi de Kievit – Adult Mental Health, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Logan Beaudesert Palliative Care Service team
  • Logan Hospital Expansion Program Team
  • Margaret Wendt – Maternity Inpatient Unit, Logan and Beaudesert Health Service
  • Philip Watman – Permanent Nurse Pool Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • QEII Perioperative Services
  • Rachel Caldwell – Department of Anaesthesia and Acute Pain Management, QEII Hospital
  • Samantha Austin – NMPDU, Logan and Beaudesert Health Service
  • Sara Sullivan – Pharmacy Department, Metro South Health
  • Sarah Stanley – Metro South Health Emergency Operations Centre
  • Simone Cowie – Ward 3C, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Tanay Trudgett – Spinal Injuries Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Tracey McTigue – Metro South Health Emergency Operations Centre

Vision – Metro South Health Award

The individual/team has specifically demonstrated the vision of Metro South Health which is to be Australia’s Exemplar Public Healthcare Service. They demonstrate commitment to our vision which is to continually improve and learn as we strive to provide the highest quality healthcare to the community we serve.

Winner

  • Queensland Tissue Bank – Princess Alexandra Hospital
    Learn more about why the team was selected for this award.

Finalists

  • Dial a Dizzy – Integrated Specialist ENT Service, Digital Health and Informatics, Logan and Beaudesert Health Service
  • Queensland Tissue Bank – Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Renea Collins – COVID-19 Vaccination Program
Nominees
  • Amanda Garner – Surgical Services, QEII
  • Dial a Dizzy – Integrated Specialist ENT Service, Digital Health and Informatics, Logan and Beaudesert Health Service
  • Elizabeth Forrester – Community Services Team, Community and Oral Health Services
  • Mohammad Zubayr Daryau – 3DR, Logan and Beaudesert Health Service
  • Queensland Tissue Bank – Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Renea Collins – COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Purpose – Metro South Health Award

The individual/team has specifically demonstrated the purpose of Metro South Health which is Quality Healthcare Every Day. The nominee demonstrates commitment to the purpose of Metro South Health which is to provide the best possible health care experience to patients, respecting their preferences, needs and values.

Winner

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Program and COVID-19 Vaccination Outreach Program
    Learn more about why the team was selected for this award.

Finalists

  • CHIP team – Princess Alexandra, QEII, Logan and Redland hospitals
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Program and COVID-19 Vaccination Outreach Program
  • Lyn Watson – Operational Support Officer, QEII Hospital
Nominees
  • 2L Orthopaedic OPD Administration Team – Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Acute Pain Service Team – QEII Hospital
  • Amber Douglas – Ward 3C, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Amy Schmidt – Logan Emergency Department, Logan and Beaudesert Health Service
  • Bianca Giaccherini – Logan and Beaudesert Health Service
  • Callie Chadwick – Ward 3C, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Caragh Myers – Maternity Inpatient Unit, Logan and Beaudesert Health Service
  • Child Protection Unit – Logan Hospital
  • CHIP team – Princess Alexandra, QEII, Logan and Redland hospitals
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Program and COVID-19 Vaccination Outreach Program
  • Dental Assistants – Oral Health, Metro South Health
  • Erin Hayter – Emergency Department and Clinical Support Services, Logan and Beaudesert Health Service
  • General Practice Liaison Program – Primary Care Partnerships Unit, Metro South Health
  • Grevillea Multidisciplinary Team – Addiction and Mental Health Services
  • Jarita Liptrott – Ward 3C, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Jenny Kohlhardt – GARU Education, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • John Bennett – Metro South Research
  • Kylie Verhoef – Ward 3C, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Legal Services – Metro South Health
  • Liz Purcell – Allied Health, Logan and Beaudesert Health Service
  • Logan Maternity Hubs – Logan and Beaudesert Health Service
  • Lyn Watson – Operational Support Officer, QEII Hospital
  • Mental Health Inpatient Team – Logan Division of Mental Health Services, Logan and Beaudesert Health Service
  • Michelle Holland – Governance, Metro South Health
  • Nutraphee Lidgard – Demand Pool, Logan and Beaudesert Health Service
  • Orthopaedic OPD Nursing Team – Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Paul Stankunas – Physiotherapy, Redland Hospital and Wynnum-Manly Community Health Centre
  • Radiation Oncology – Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Rehab @ Home Eight Mile Plains – Community and Oral Health Services
  • Rehab @ Home Bayside – Community and Oral Health Services
  • Renea Collins – COVID-19 Vaccination Program
  • Sarah Rollins – Allied Health, Redland Hospital and Wynnum-Manly Community Health Centre
  • Sree Krishnapillai – Ward 3C, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Tai Lin – Surgical Care Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Tracey Hassan – Logan Adolescent Day Program, Logan and Beaudesert Health Service
  • Ward 5B Medical Team – QEII Hospital

In addition to our eight awards categories, the Metro South Hospital and Health Board Chair, Janine Walker AM, selected two recipients for the 2022 Board Chair Award.

Board Chair Award

Winners

  • Alcohol Drugs and Pregnancy Team (ADAPT) Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Logan Hospital
    The Alcohol Drugs and Pregnancy Team at Logan Hospital provides exemplary care to this disadvantaged community through a unique care model. Pregnant women with substance use disorders may be deterred by shame and fear of judgement, or an inability to access services. Environments such as an emergency department or an inpatient ward which lack privacy inhibit the disclosure of substance abuse. The ADAPT team provides a supportive environment and care, helping families through a challenging time.
     
  • Lyn Watson, Operational Service Officer, QEII Hospital
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, intense levels of deep cleaning and decontamination have been required. QEII Hospital wards were no exception. Lyn has been in her role for over 10 years, always doing her best. Lyn exemplifies the commitment of the whole operational team who have been so accommodating during a very challenging time.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate their colleagues and capture some of the outstanding work done at Metro South Health every day.

Last updated 9 August 2022
Last reviewed 9 August 2022