Awards a crown for excellence

Rebecca Baseley, chief executive Dr Lucy Morris and enrolled nurse Tina Brunalli were delighted with the high commendations awarded to Baptistcare.
Rebecca Baseley, chief executive Dr Lucy Morris and enrolled nurse Tina Brunalli were delighted with the high commendations awarded to Baptistcare.

Baptistcare received three high commendations for the categories of organisation, trainee and employee awards.

The faith-based, community-benefit organisation provides residential, community and home-based services to older Australians, people with disabilities, and people suffering mental health illnesses and to their families. It also operates retirement villages.

The high commendation for the Organisation Award was for Baptistcare’s innovative approach in meeting challenges on its culture.

Enrolled nurse Tina Brunalli received the high commendation for the Employee Award for her innovative and best practice programs at Gracewood Residential Aged Care Facility in Salter Point.

Rebecca Baseley, who is administration assistant at Baptistcare’s Support Services in Welshpool, was awarded the high commendation for the Trainee Award.

She undertook a Certificate II in Business through Central TAFE as part of a school-based traineeship through Kent Street High School.

Baptistcare chief executive Dr Lucy Morris said she was proud of her staff and was excited about Baptistcare’s future.

‘It was a wonderful night and a great privilege to share the celebrations with people who work in aged services across WA; and to have the opportunity to honour their contribution and commitment to caring for older Australians,’ she said.

ACSWA chief executive Stephen Kobelke said the awards were an important opportunity to celebrate excellence across the non-profit aged and community care industry.

‘In this critical period of aged-care reform, it is more important than ever to honour dedication and innovation in our industry,’ he said.