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Winners announced for inaugural Benetas Aged Care Employee Day Awards

7th August 2019

Leading Victorian aged care provider Benetas, has today recognised three outstanding employees through the organisation’s inaugural Benetas Aged Care Employee Day Awards.

The winners were Catherine Ticker, Enrolled nurse and Quality and Education Officer at Broughton Hall, Lisa Newman, Lifestyle Enhancement Program Worker at Gisborne Oaks and Elena Webster, Communications Officer at Benetas’ Support Office.

Employees were nominated by their colleagues for the accolade and significantly, over 40 nominations were received across the business. All nominations were put before an Executive panel who made the final tough decision.

Benetas CEO Sandra Hills OAM was thrilled with the response and said that it showed a real spirit of recognition and valuing of employees across the business.

“We were delighted to receive so many nominations, especially seeing it is only our first year of having the awards,” she said.

“It says a lot about the employees at Benetas, and their generosity and support of their colleagues.

“I would like to sincerely congratulate the winners for truly going above and beyond in their work and demonstrating the Benetas values and our genuine commitment to exceptional customer experience outcomes”

Miss Webster said she was surprised but honoured to be presented with an award.

“I wasn’t expecting it in the slightest, it came as a complete surprise,” she said.

“It’s very humbling to be recognised by my colleagues. Everyone I work with is remarkable and to be honest I think everyone at Benetas deserves an award for the work they do, so I’m extremely grateful for this honour.”

Ms Hills extended her gratitude to all Benetas employees who contribute enormously to the lives of our residents and clients.

“The importance of celebrating our employees cannot be under-valued and for this reason, Aged Care Employee Day is such a wonderful initiative,” she said.

“People who work in aged care services are not recognised often enough and they make such a vital contribution to the lives of older Australians and their families.

“We are looking forward to continuing the awards and building on this tradition in the years to come.”

The awards celebration was held at Benetas’ Broughton Hall in Camberwell with employees from across the organisation attending the event to show support for their colleagues and to celebrate Aged Care Employee Day.

Aged Care Employee Day is an official day to thank, honour, recognise and celebrate the hundreds of thousands of people who work in age services across Australia.