The outstanding achievements of the age services industry in Queensland were recognised at Leading Age Services Australia’s Excellence in Age Services Awards, sponsored by Hesta and McCullough Robertson Lawyers, on the Gold Coast last night.

LASA CEO Sean Rooney said the achievements by organisations, teams and individuals highlight the dedication of an industry passionate about providing quality care for older Australians.

“Our industry has countless unassuming professionals, volunteers and organisations who don’t generally look for thanks or praise. It is their dedication and professionalism that make up the backbone of our industry,” Mr Rooney said.

“The awards celebrate and showcase the significant contributions being made to improving the quality of life of older Australians as well as promote community involvement in age services.

“I congratulate all the nominees, finalists and winners of LASA’s 2018 Excellence in Age Services Awards for their outstanding efforts and the contributions they make daily, not only to our industry, but to the lives of the older Australians they care for,” Mr Rooney said.

LASA’s 2018 Excellence in Age Services Awards have promoted and recognised excellence across all fields of Queensland’s aged care industry. The three award categories are: Organisation, Team and Individual.

The state level award recipients will now progress as finalists to the national awards to be presented at LASA’s National Congress in Adelaide from 28-31 October this year.

Queensland Award winners are:
Organisation Award – Sundale Ltd
Team Award – Healthy Connections Exercise Clinic, Burnie Brae
Individual Award – Nicole Devlin, Chief Customer Officer, Ballycara

Congratulations also to the following finalists: Home Instead Senior Care, Berlasco Court Caring Centre, Jimbelunga Nursing Centre Team, Ballycara Short Term Restorative Care Team, Leisure and Lifestyle/Volunteer Coordinator at Wongaburra Garden Settlement Heather Rogers, and Physiotherapist at Sundale Daniel Masheder.

LASA’s 2018 Excellence in Age Services Award nominations were reviewed by a panel of industry experts. LASA would like to thank all the judges for their time and dedication and a special thanks to HESTA and McCullough Robertson Lawyers for making the awards possible.

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