OUR STAFF

Here’s just a few of the many great things our staff have been doing lately.

“From Little Things…” – Flanagan Patients Plant the Seed of New Courtyard Garden

“We’re leaving a legacy, that’s what we’re doing. This garden is a legacy.” Noel Norton is one of a group of patients, staff and community members who for the past few months has been planting the seeds, literally and figuratively, of a new garden and outdoor space on BRHS’

“Just Being There to Get Someone From A to B” – the Importance of Volunteer Drivers at BRHS

“If I can be of assistance to someone that needs a little help, well, then that’s a good thing.” And with that beautifully simple statement, Dave Richardson sums up what it means to be a volunteer at BRHS. Dave is a volunteer driver, providing transportation for patients to get

Staff Pitch In From All Areas to Handle Record COVID Testing Surge

Well, what a day that was. A new positive COVID case connected to a primary school in Lakes Entrance saw a sudden surge in the demand for COVID testing yesterday. And, as they have been doing for many months now, BRHS staff responded immediately to meet that demand, drawing

Experienced Nurse Bernie Attard Heralded for Nurturing the Next Generation

After 35 years looking after the very sickest little patients at Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, no one would begrudge Bernadette Attard the peaceful and relaxing retirement she had planned in East Gippsland. After holidaying here for years, by 2019 Bernie was spending more and more time in our

A Lifetime of Learning Brings Kate Bills Full Circle on Rotamah Ward

When she was 18, Kate Bills took the entrance exam to study nursing. “I failed. I guess I just always thought I wasn’t smart enough,” she said. “I wasn’t very driven back then – I probably didn’t put in the effort I should have.” But the ambition to be

BRHS Expands Support for Staff

Over the past couple of years, the kind of pressures our staff face in the workplace has grown and changed like never before. And so, as a response, BRHS is evolving how it provides support to staff. One way were doing that is by revamping the old Contact Officer

#StrongerTogether – Allied Health Team Celebrate Their Collective Strengths!

Allied Health Professionals Day is Thursday 14 Oct., and all this week there’s some fun activities happening over in the Allied Health building. The theme of Allied Health Professionals Day this year is #StrongerTogether, and Allied Health Clinical Educator and Exercise Physiologist Rebecca Durie has fully embraced that theme with

“A Great Role Model” – Jacob Ellis Heralded for Support of Students

Tambo Ward Nurse Jacob Ellis has been recognised for his outstanding support of nursing students, named Clinical Supervisor of the Month by the BRHS Education Team. “Well done Jacob on the exceptional patient care that is noticed by the students, and providing them with the tools to make safe

BRHS Social Support Staff Get Seriously Silly to Beat Lockdown Loneliness

“I think everyone just really needed to laugh.” And with that enormous understatement, Bairnsdale Regional Health Service Cook Sue Buchanan captured the mood of many Victorians living through a year of COVID lockdowns and ongoing uncertainty. For those who live alone, or are in other ways isolated from support

COVID Commander Jeroen Weimar Applauds “Extraordinary” Effort of BRHS Staff

Jeroen Weimar, Commander of the Victorian Department of Health’s COVID-19 response, visited Bairnsdale Regional Health Service (BRHS) today to thank staff for their outstanding commitment to protecting this community during the Coronavirus pandemic. “The resilience and determination healthcare workers have shown over the past two years is just extraordinary,”

“More Pelicans Than Traffic Lights” – How This Regional Health Service Is Putting “Life” Into “Work Life Balance”

The term “work life balance” might be in danger of becoming just another meaningless corporate buzz phrase. Until you actually see it in action. When you talk to the BRHS Surgical Services team about what they like about living and working in East Gippsland, “life” and “balance” are two