Individuals honoured at South West Healthcare’s 167th annual general meeting | The Standard

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Infection Prevention Coordinator Jenny Lukes today received a 2021 AEW Matthews Memorial Southwest Healthcare travel grant. Established by the hospital’s board of directors in 1991 in memory of the late former CEO Alan Matthews, the scholarship allows recipients to travel abroad to learn about international best practices, trends, programs and other initiatives. Funded by the AL Lane Foundation, CEO Craig Fraser said the award is “the highest honor a South West Healthcare (SWH) employee can receive.” Ms. Lukes will attend the International Conference on Infection Prevention and Control in London next November to learn about new developments and research findings in the fields of health and medical engineering in infection prevention and control. You will also visit many of London’s hospitals with advanced infection prevention infrastructure focusing on ventilation, logistics and patient-centered systems of care related to acceptable and home care. Lukes was born in Camperdown where her parents Mary and Barry Brown still reside. She attended Camperdown Catholic Provincial College, now known as Mercy Regional College. SWH’s 167th Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday, November 25th. Three outstanding volunteers were also honoured. Jodi Donnelly of Camperdown has received recognition for her outstanding contribution to the health service over a long period of time. Mrs. Donnelly held the position of Governor for life for 41 years with Lolly Trolley Auxiliary, including six years as Vice President, 16 years as Secretary and seven years as Treasurer. Throughout this time, Jodi has provided continuous trolley service to Merindah Lodge, Camperdown Hospital, and Sunnyside Aged Care. Certificates of Merit were awarded to Camperdown’s Marion Boyd for 30 years of volunteer service with Lolly Trolley Auxiliary, and Warrnambool’s Neville Hogan for nine years of volunteer assistance helping maintain the supply department’s fleet of vehicles. There were 332 volunteers registered and 1,819 in all branches of SWH in the past 12 months. “Our fantastic team of registered volunteers have supported us through the second year of disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic,” said Mr. Fraser. “These 332 people have adapted to many of the changes that have been imposed quickly as we continue to implement precautions to help keep them safe, and help stop the spread of COVID-19.” During 2020-21, these precautions include postponing volunteer activities for all but 56 volunteers at Warrnambool Base Hospital and our team of five telehealth volunteers at Macarthur Community Health. In other news: Our journalists work hard to bring up-to-date local news to the community. This is how you can access our trusted content:


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