Teams and individuals from BallyCara, Jubilee Community Care, Bolton Clarke and Lutheran Services have been recognised for their achievements at LASA’s Queensland state Excellence in Age Services Awards.
BallyCara took out the Organisation Award, which recognises outstanding contribution to care and services development or provision of high level support to the aged by demonstrating leadership, innovation and initiative.
The Client Support Coordination Team at Jubilee Community Care won the Team Award which recognises a group that has created an environment that encourages workplace diversity, positive workplace culture and increased staff well being through development of a service or process or has used innovation and initiative to improve the lives of older people and improve the age services experience.
Sue Branchett from Bolton Clarke won the Individual Award for her outstanding contribution to the age services sector, using innovation and initiative to improve the lives of older people and has delivered high quality care to the aged.
The new Rising Star award, which recognises the contribution of an individual with less than five years industry experience to improve the lives of older people and has delivered high quality care to the aged, went to Chaplain George Rankin of Lutheran Services.
“The outstanding achievements of the winners, and indeed all our finalists, shows once again that our sector is passionate about providing quality care for older Australians,” LASA CEO Sean Rooney said.
“I congratulate all the Queensland nominees, finalists and winners of LASA’s 2019 Excellence in Care Awards for their outstanding efforts and the contributions they make daily, not only to our industry, but to the lives of the older Australians they care for,” Mr Rooney said.
The state winners will now progress as finalists to the national awards in October, which will be presented at LASA’s National Congress in Adelaide.