Allied Health Professionals Awards Day winners at Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital

Allied Health Professionals Day celebrated and acknowledged Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital’s best-of-the-best for their hard work and dedication in caring for our communities across western Sydney.

Congratulations to the four Allied Health staff who were the winners of the 2022 Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital (BMDH) Allied Health Professionals Day Awards on Friday 14 October. These staff were recognised by their peers for their professionalism and contributions to Allied Health:

BMDH Allied Health Professional of the Year: Extended Hours Social Worker, Patience (Pat) Luphahla

Pat has worked for BMDH for the past six years. She works closely with the after-hours staff and responds to a wide range of urgent crisis referrals, providing support for families and patients across the facility.

Pat also demonstrates empathy and strong communication when working with vulnerable patients and families.

“I’m grateful for this award and I am thankful for the passion and support from my team,” Pat said.

BMDH Excellence in Leadership Award: Physiotherapy Outpatient Team Leader, Rachel Parmeter

Rachel has continually exhibited excellence in leadership, focusing on values of teamwork, innovation, service, quality, compassion, and integrity. She facilitates the physiotherapy outpatient services while providing excellent clinical supervision and leadership for those within the team, including senior and junior staff members.

Rachel has sought multiple opportunities to improve the service through quality improvement initiatives.

“I’m thankful and dedicate this award to the team who band together and are like a family to me,” Rachel said.

BMDH Early Career Allied Health Professional of the Year Award: Clinical Dietitian, Emily Monro 

Emily has a strong drive and commitment to BMDH and has taken on opportunities to upskill, including chairing the Nutrition and Hydration Committee.

Emily is an empowering staff member who is also involved in quality improvement initiatives, including the Quality meal times project.

BMDH Positive Workplace Impact Award: BUMP Occupational Therapist, Alexandra Goodwin

Alex works well within the BUMP team as she is fair, understanding and respects everyone’s opinion. She empowers her colleagues through education and encouragement to develop their skills.

Alex takes her time to support patients and family members whilst they are managing difficult behaviours.

“We have great positive culture in our team which makes it a nice place to work with nice people,” Alex said.

Congratulations to all award winners at BMDH!