Award winning care in the Bundaberg community

A team of caring professionals have been recognised for the exceptional quality of the work they do in improving the lives of local Bundaberg and Gin Gin seniors.

Churches of Christ Care’s Bundaberg Community Care team received the Chief Executive Officer’s Excellence in Service Award at a gala evening in Brisbane late last year.

The Excellence in Service Awards are presented in November each year as part of Churches of Christ’s Celebrate weekend which recognises achievements of its 3,200 staff and 1,200 volunteers.

Accepting the award, Service Manager Jodie Johnson said it was an honour to be recognised for the work her and her team do each day.

“We do our best every day helping seniors in the region to remain living independently,” Ms Johnson said.

“Sometimes the work is challenging, but most of the time it is very rewarding, and then to be recognised in front of our whole organisation was one of the happiest nights of my life.”

Ms Johnson leads of team of 13, including nurses, personal care workers and staff who provide transport and social assistance.

Community Care services available in the Bundaberg and Gin Gin region include domestic assistance, personal care, nursing and allied health care, home maintenance, social and lifestyle services, carer support and respite services.

The Bundaberg team have also successfully introduced a number of tailored local programs including pet therapy, coordinating knitted jumpers for rescued penguins and hand made appreciation packs for foster carers.

Community Care General Manager Anne McGill congratulated Ms Johnson and her colleagues, saying that she was proud of the Bundaberg team for assisting clients and their carers to achieve their goals and lifestyle choices.

“Jodie and her team are committed to quality outcomes for seniors, and committed to each other as a team,” Ms McGill said.

“It’s inspiring to see our mission in action and for hard workers, who often go unsung, recognised in such a pubic way.”

Churches of Christ Care operates Community Care services throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales. For more information visit cofc.com.au/care or call the Community Care team on 1800 772 011.

Posted January 22, 2016 in News