Anglican Care Celebrates 'Thank You Day' With a Week of Celebrations Honouring Staff

on the Tuesday, September 10, 2019

More than a millennium of combined service to aged care is being celebrated this week at Anglican Care facilities in the Hunter, Central Coast and Mid-North Coast. To mark national “Thank You for Working in Aged Care Day” today (Tuesday 10th September) 359 employees will receive recognition for their service, from one year’s employment to 30 years with the aged care group.

Years of Service ceremonies for staff will be held across the organisation at various locations, with staff thanked for their enormous contribution and dedication to caring for older persons. 

Between them, they have 1268 combined years of working for Anglican Care.

CEO Colin Osborne said the long-term contribution of scores of workers was reflected in Anglican Care’s recognition as an employer of choice finalist in last month’s Hunter Business Chamber awards.

“We value the caring role every Anglican Care employee has in the welfare and happiness of our residents and consumers,” he said.

“It is not always the easiest of professions, especially at the moment with such a focus on the sector from the Royal Commission, but it takes a caring, empathetic and dedicated soul to care for those entrusted to us.” 
 
The national average tenure in a job in 2019 is 3.3 years (3 years and 4 months – Source: McCrindle Research). This reinforces the level of dedication and loyalty the staff of working at Anglican Care and continues to buck national trends. 
 
From front office staff, to nursing staff, hospitality and maintenance staff they all do their bit to ensure Anglican Care Residents and Consumers receive only the very best of care. 

Among the employees receiving recognition this week are 14 with 10 years’ service, 15 with 12 years’ and five with 20 year’s work at Anglican care.

Booragul maintenance team gardener Darren Burgess and Maureen McLennan, a care assistant at Toronto’s McIntosh Court will receive recognition for a remarkable 30 years’ service. 

Lola Williams, a service assistant at Toronto’s Kilpatrick Court and Cheril Morrison, an assistant at Anglican Care’s laundry will be recognised for 25 years’ service.

Significant “Years of Service”
30 years of Service
Darren Burgess - Maintenance (Booragul) 
Maureen McLennan - Care Assistant (McIntosh Court)
 
25 years of Service 
Lola Williams - Service Assistant (Kilpatrick Court) 
Cheril Morrison - Laundry Assistant (Hospitality Services building at Boolaroo) 

Breakdown of Service Awards 
1 year of Service – 169
3 years of Service – 88
5 years of Service - 61
10 years of Service – 14
15 years of Service – 12
20 years of Service - 5

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