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MDHS long service awards recipients 2023

Celebrating our staff for long service and excellence

Thursday 7th December, 2023

The team at Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) has celebrated another year of providing great healthcare at a staff celebration, with 40 team members recognised for long service and eight staff presented with excellence awards.

With around 500 staff across three campuses in Maryborough, Avoca and Dunolly, the healthcare provider is a leading employer in the region and also provides local training and development opportunities.

“We hosted a night of celebrations to thank our dedicated team for providing another amazing year of healthcare and service to our community.

“As part of the celebrations, we were so proud to acknowledge many people in our team who have worked with us for up to four decades,” said Nickola Allan, Chief Executive Officer at MDHS.

“It shows incredible commitment and resilience of individuals to be dedicated to a single organisation with purpose over many years.

“We all know what a difference receiving great care can make to someone in a single day. Imagine the difference that individual team members have made over the decades in their area of expertise.

“We were also delighted to present eight team members with a GREAT People Award to recognise those champions who consistently live up to our organisation’s values of Genuine, Respect, Excellence, Accountability and Togetherness.

“We received more than 120 nominations from staff right across the organisation to recognise excellent work across all areas of service including building and maintenance, hotel and hospitality services, home support, corporate support services, nursing, midwifery, allied health and leadership.”

“The judging panel, including members of the Executive team and Board had the tough task of selecting winners, based on key criteria,” said Mrs Allan.

“We are so thankful to have such an engaged team who are willing to support each other and pat each other on the back for a job well done.

“Congratulations and thank you to all our team for your hard work and dedication to connect our community to GREAT care in the Central Goldfields, Pyrenees and beyond, this year and every year,” she said.

MDHS Long Service Award recipients

MDHS Long Service Awards recipients 2023

10 Years

Tammy Hope, Food Service Assistant
Peter McCoy, Hospitality Services Assistant
Robyn Jordan, Director of Community Services
Roe Newell, Customer Excellence Team Leader
Ridge Ashcroft, Cook, Hospitality Services – Dunolly
Narelle Hall, Endorsed Enrolled Nurse – Theatre
Ron Rowland, Building Services
Pauline Mills, Cleaner, Hospitality Services – Dunolly
Jessica Stone, Dental Assistant

15 Years

Troy Hoban, Building Services – Dunolly
Sean Harkin, Enrolled Nurse, Hospital Admission Risk Program
Marita Stewart, Endorsed Enrolled Nurse, Wattle Rise
Trevor Miles, Director of Nursing – Avoca
Lesley Knight, Team Leader Dental
Irene Legislador, Dental Assistant
Julee Rich, Enrolled Nurse – Dunolly
Donna Parker, Enrolled Nurse – Dunolly
Sonia House, Endorsed Enrolled Nurse – Dunolly
Lynne Baker, Cleaner, Hospitality Services – Avoca
Amanda Greenwood, Cook, Hospitality Services
Deanne Tyers, Health Information Services
Susan Koenders, Assistant Nurse Unit Manager, Urgent Care Centre
Michelle Emerson, Assistant Nurse Unit Manager, Urgent Care Centre
Judy Walkley, Endorsed Enrolled Nurse and Lifestyle Assistant – Avoca
Renay Every, Personal Care Worker – Avoca
Marree Holland, Cook / Food Service Attendant – Avoca

20 Years

Tammielle Linton, Allied Health Assistant
Nicole Vadala, Endorsed Enrolled Nurse – Amherst Ward
Rebecca Carmody, Registered Nurse – Avoca
Tracie Bilton, Endorsed Enrolled Nurse
Lauren Hutton, Associate Nurse Unit Manager – Theatre

25 Years

Nicole Powers, Community Health Nurse

30 Years

Judy McLoughlin, Cleaner / Food Service Attendant

35 Years

Ann Maree Jones, District Nurse and Palliative Care Nurse Specialist
Jenny Collings, Clinical Nurse Specialist – Theatre
Mary-Anne Weir, Endorsed Enrolled Nurse – Wattle Rise

40 Years

Sue Belcher, Registered Nurse – Amherst Ward
Wendy Thatcher, Enrolled Nurse – Wattle Rise


MDHS GREAT People Award Winners 2023

MDHS GREAT People Awards winner 2023

Hospitality and Environmental Services, Building Services, Administration, Home Support Workers, Leisure and Lifestyle

Cindy Hovey, Ward Clerk, Dunolly campus

Corporate Services

Giselle Port, Operations Manager – People and Culture

Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health – Early Career

Devon Edwards, Exercise Physiologist (Allied Health)
Chloe Dos-Reis, Endorsed Enrolled Nurse (Nursing and Midwifery)

Nursing and Midwifery

Bethany Parker, Registered District Nurse

Allied Health

Rendelle Wiseman, Pharmacist
Ned Patterson, Health Promotion Officer


Lisa Evans, Nurse Unit Manager – District Nursing