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November 2021

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Jo Hutton

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Anshuman Chaturvedi

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Tommy Christopoulos

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Leeanne Onus

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Suada Abdi

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Anna Bovo

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Skye Shannon

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Gaurav Goel

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Tara Vizintin

Staff pay tribute to colleagues

Banyule Community Health staff have chosen three colleagues each quarter in 2021 to receive Workplace Recognition Awards.

The awards formally acknowledge exceptional work at Banyule Community Health and are aligned with the organisation’s strategic values – It takes Passion, Dignity in everything that we do and Quality matters.

For the three months to the end of September, recipients were:

•      Dignity in everything we do – LiFT team leader Jo Hutton for her focus on leading the stepped care model for mental health during an incredibly busy time, supporting challenging situations, orientating new staff and bringing her amazing level of calmness and professionalism; Quality matters – LiFT care co-ordinator Anshuman Chaturvedi for providing dedicated, compassionate and diligent attention to detail in working with people experiencing mental health issues and vulnerability; It takes Passion – social worker Tommy Christopoulos for his truly passionate, person-centred and hard work in supporting community members experiencing vulnerability through the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the three months to the end of June, recipients were:

•      Dignity in everything we do – Aboriginal care co-ordinator Leeanne Onus for focus on leading a person-centred care approach to community members with authentic compassion and kindness; Quality matters – COVID testing clinic’s Suada Abdi for delivering quality services through the Greensborough COVID testing site, working with a team of dedicated staff responding to the pandemic; It takes Passion – dental therapist Anna Bovo for providing a warm and welcoming space for children and their families in the dental clinic.

For the three months to the end of March, recipients were:

•      Dignity in everything we do – alcohol and other drug counsellor Skye Shannon for a person-centred care approach to a client experiencing multiple health and social challenges; Quality matters – IT manager Gaurav Goel for leading Banyule Community Health’s IT response through COVID-19 in 2020/21; It takes Passion – podiatrist Tara Vizintin for accommodating additional clients, especially those with complex and additional needs.

‘It’s a pleasure to celebrate living the values of Banyule Community Health,’ said Chief Executive Officer Mick Geary.

‘Now, more than ever we need to recognise our staff for their excellence.’