Our Ward sister receives award for long service

Our huge congratulations go to Jan, one of our Ward Sisters, who has received a long-service award.

Jan says: “It’s almost 44 years since I began my nursing career. I sometimes wonder what my 18-year-old self would make of the changes in nursing. From Australian lifts to sliding sheets and hoists, starched aprons and pleated hats to scrubs and crocs.

“Through all the ups and downs and tears what hasn’t changed – and I believe never will – is the difference it makes to a patient and their family to be treated with kindness, empathy and dignity. Nursing never fails to keep me motivated and interested.”