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Nursing professionals recognised at virtual awards

Caring for You, a nurse owned and operated agency, recognised the exceptional care, warmth and compassion displayed by its staff and nursing community over the past 12 months at the Inaugural Caring for You Core Values Awards.

The virtual event took place on Friday, 3 September and was attended by the Caring for You Board and staff members, carers and the family and friends of the 2021 finalists who gathered to celebrate the people who lead Australia’s healthcare industry.

Caring for You’s late founder, Louise Thomson (Louy), began the agency with the aspiration of providing a vital service that was always from a nurse’s perspective, driven by a desire to supply well-trained professional nurses to the healthcare industry who would be appreciated by employers with strong values. The agency now has almost 5000 carers and 100 internal staff working across the nation.

Before her passing earlier this year, Louy established the core values that embodied the humility and care of the Caring for You family in everything they do. The inaugural Core Value Awards were created by Co-CEOs Grace and Belle Thomson to honour the legacy of their mother, Louy, and the values she instilled into the Caring for You brand.

The winners of the 2021 Caring for You Value Awards include:










Category

Staff winner

Member (nurse) winner

Excellence

Emma Stammer

Jude Guerin

Grow

Glenn Bardon

Janet King

Supportive

Kelly Goodfellow

Alex Quillope

Can do attitude

Melanie Telyszak

Vladimir “Wally” Milosevic

Caring

Cara Moore

Daruka Bul

Fun and Positivity

Torben Wick

Anita Fitzgerald

The Louy Award

Melanie Telyszak

Vladimir “Wally” Milosevic

The Tony Miller Award

Stephanie Foster AIN

Two awards were dedicated to each value to recognise and celebrate a nurse and a Caring for You staff member who has demonstrated excellence, growth, care, support, fun and positivity and a can-do attitude over the past year. The winners of these six categories were presented with a beautiful glass trophy and a $500 cash prize.

The awards included The Tony Miller Award, which is dedicated to Louy’s late father and provides a learning fund to help the winner focus on continual learning in the nursing sector.

The final award of the night honoured the character and drive of Louy, aptly named ‘The Louy Award.’ The award winner received a $5000 prize and a brand-new car.

At the awards night, Grace said, “Mum was a huge advocate for celebrations, and for recognising the incredible efforts of people who go above and beyond. We thought, what better way to marry these two things and create a night which speaks to the person that Louy was and all she stood for.”

The inaugural awards received over 100 submissions, which made narrowing down the 15 winners exceptionally hard.

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