Home' Australian Ageing Agenda : AAA Jul-Aug 2015 Contents Recognising outstanding
achievements in nursing
It's said that small acts can make a big difference.
This is certainly true when it comes to the HESTA Australian
Nursing Awards, with each person nominated receiving a
certificate of recognition.
"This gesture is an important part of the HESTA Australian
Nursing Awards," says HESTA CEO, Debby Blakey.
"Recognition plays a vital role in rewarding professional
"A certificate lets all those who've been nominated know their
work is appreciated."
A $30,000 prize pool --- generously provided by ME Bank --- will
be shared among the winners in three award categories:
Nurse of the Year, Outstanding Graduate and Team Innovation.
"It's a great opportunity for patients, their families, colleagues
or employers to say 'thank you', and to tell the community about
Australia's exceptional nurses and midwives," Ms Blakey says.
"The achievements of Australia's remarkable nursing
professionals are inspirational, courageous and innovative
--- and our awards are an avenue to share their stories."
HESTA CEO, Debby Blakey
Nominations close on 31 July for the 2015 HESTA Australian
Winners will be revealed at the Awards dinner, where all finalists
will celebrate with their colleagues, friends and family.
To make a nomination or find out more about the awards, visit hestaawards.com.au
HESTA is the super fund for health and community services, with more than 800,000 members and $32 billion in assets.
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RECOGNISED AS A
'TOP 20' EMPLOYER
FOR LGBTI STAFF
Large not-for-profit aged care
provider UnitingCare Ageing has
been named one of Australia's
top 20 employers for lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgender and
intersex (LGBTI) inclusiveness
in the workplace.
The award from ACON,
NSW's leading HIV and LGBTI
health organisation, is determined
using the Pride in Diversity's
Australian Equality Index, which
evaluates and benchmarks
LGBTI inclusive practices by
UnitingCare Ageing ranked
16th ahead of the Australian
Federal Police, Department of
Defence and Telstra. PwC
topped the list as Employer
of the Year for 2015.
The aged care organisation
has worked closely with ACON
and facilitated LGBTI cultural
competency with over 500 staff.
Major retirement living operator
Stockland has announced its
retirement villages have been
recognised by the Property
Council of Australia, achieving
national accreditation under the
new Lifemark Village Scheme.
The Lifemark Village Scheme
is the new, independent
accreditation system that
provides quality assurance
standards for the independent
Stockland achieved the
Lifemark accreditation across its
49 owned and managed villages
and head office, having worked
closely with British Standards
Institution (BSI) and the Property
Council of Australia over a
six-month period to meet the
accreditation guidelines and
body BSI, which is the
independent auditor for the
Lifemark Village Scheme, said
the scheme was established to
enable retirement living providers
to assure the quality of their
26 industry standards.
Not-for-profit aged care provider
RSL Care has announced an
innovative financing model with
ASX-listed healthcare property
trust Generation Healthcare REIT.
Under the deal, Generation
Healthcare will acquire three
aged care facilities in Queensland
from RSL Care for $45.8 million.
In turn, the properties will be
leased back to RSL Care for
an initial 20-year term.
RSL Care will continue to
operate as the approved aged
care provider to deliver care at
these sites, and will also retain
ownership and management of
its co-located retirement villages.
Generation Healthcare and
RSL Care have also signed an
agreement to acquire further
residential aged care properties
as part of RSL Care's strategic
RSL Care said the
arrangement would enable
the organisation to focus its
investment on service delivery. n
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