Graduate aged care worker wins state award

Baptcare Karingal staff member, Anna Daniel has been awarded the Equity Vocational Student of the Year Award at the 2019 Tasmanian Training Awards.

This award recognises the achievements of apprentices, trainees and vocational students who strive for the highest standards of knowledge and skills within their industry.

Shirley Shaw, Baptcare Karingal Nurse Unit Manager said the aged care sector needs more workers like Anna.

“Anna is a great example of an employee who lives and breathes our Baptcare values. She is vibrant, passionate and extremely professional. Her work ethic and commitment to residents is truly admirable. She is a wonderful choice to receive this accolade,” said Shirley.

Anna commenced working with Baptcare Karingal Community in May 2019 as an Extended Care Assistant after she had completed her work placement with Baptcare.

Anna says it is a dream position to work in.

”I am very happy and grateful to be working at Karingal Community. I’m very appreciative to Shirley for all her support and encouragement during my work placement and for her commitment to education and training, and her encouragement to get the best from all employees. I’m so proud to be a team member at Karingal Community,” said Anna.

Looking to the future, Anna wants to improve her skills while striving to deliver the best care possible, working hard to display ethics, integrity, respect and dignity.

“I will keep increasing my knowledge base by attending training sessions offered through Baptcare and the community to further assist families and residents. My aim is to always provide optimum care with heart and compassion, respecting life until its final stage. I will work towards always striving to improve a resident’s quality of life,” said Anna.

Baptcare believes Anna is an exceptional example of one of our aged care workers delivering the best of care and we wish her our heartfelt congratulations.

This is the second time in as many years that Baptcare Karingal Community has won a state-based Award. We couldn’t be prouder!