Esperance Hospital lights up

Esperance Hospital staff are being commended by the community after covering the facility in Christmas decorations for the patients.

Judging for the competition was held last Thursday, December 14, to reward the creative staff. 

WA Country Health Service Goldfields regional director Geraldine Ennis said it was ‘fantastic’ to see staff embracing and getting involved in the Christmas decoration competition.

“Competition was fierce and staff were very secretive, with the final decorations being hung the night before judging,” she said.

“Not only have the decorations been a morale booster for staff, but patients, visitors and the general community have also had positive feedback.”

WA Country Health Service chief executive Jeff Moffet thanked staff across the state for their commitment and ‘incredible hard work’.

“Despite the challenges of vast distances, our staff excel in providing healthcare to the communities they live and work in,” he said.

“Putting patients first is a round-the-clock commitment, and a number of our dedicated staff will be working throughout the Christmas and New Year break to ensure high quality health care services continue to be provided.”

First prize was awarded to Ward clerk Tanya Dixon, Clinical nurse Kayla Tonkin, Acting Clinical nurse Mary Bertola, Registered nurses De-Arne Bennier and Maria Oxley-Weelink and Acting Clinical nurse manager Julia Crispin.