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MSWA Bulletin Magazine Spring 2020

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ACCOMMODATION & OUTREACH RECENT FUN AT TREENDALE GARDENS Residential and Respite Customers at Treendale Gardens have been enjoying a variety of activities run by our recreation support workers and volunteers. During the recent COVID-19 lockdown many innovative ideas were put to good use to keep everyone entertained and keep our spirits up. Some of these activities are continuing, and are there to be experienced by anyone who is at Treendale, whether as a permanent resident or as someone visiting our wonderful Respite facility. A recent Pirate Day was held with many residents and staff joining in the fun and dress up. We are still open and have vacancies in both our beautiful Respite facility and three bedroom Holiday Unit, so if you feel the urge for a getaway to the South West please give us a call on 9725 9994 (Respite) or 9725 9209 (Residential). PAULA KENNEDY COORDINATOR SUPPORTED ACCOMMODATION TREENDALE WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE THE BULLETIN ONLINE? Register your email address today to start receiving our monthly Vitality e-newsletter or the Bulletin magazine online. Email or call 9365 4814 and let us know your current email address, or to update your contact details. 34

JAYNE O'SULLIVAN 23 YEARS OF SERVICE MSWA Customers inspired Jayne O’Sullivan every day of her 23 years of service We recently waved goodbye to Hamilton Hill’s High Support Accommodation Manager, Jayne O’Sullivan after a huge 23 years of service with MSWA. Starting off as an Enrolled Nurse, Jayne’s first role with MSWA was transporting MS patients from Mount Henry Hospital in Como when it shut its doors, to MSWA Fern River. Jayne worked as a Care Support Worker and Senior Enrolled Nurse for many years at MSWA Fern River until taking on her first managerial position as Coordinator. For a bit of a scenery change, Jayne began meeting MSWA Customers in their homes as a Community Access Nurse, always bringing joy and compassion to each Customer she visited. For the last decade Jayne has been the manager of the Hamilton Hill High Support Accommodation facility. When asked what has changed over the years, Jayne said lots! Thank you, Jayne. “Of course when I started working with MSWA it was only the condition multiple sclerosis that we supported, and now we support other neurological conditions, as well as aged care,” said Jayne. “There is also a lot more collaboration, communication and teamwork between departments and sites. “Technology has significantly changed over the years too, I’ve seen the introduction of many new computer systems. You learn to adapt quickly.” Being a manager also comes with challenges. “I was responsible for 30 staff and 11 residents, but I was well-supported. You really learn to trust your staff. “I’ve honestly enjoyed every moment with MSWA. Our Customers inspire me each and every day.” While MSWA loses a gem, we wish Jayne all the best for her retirement which will include lots of time spent with family and grandchildren. 35