SOME of St John of God’s most valuable employees have been recognised for their achievements at a ceremony on Monday.
Employees from across the hospital and auxiliary were given certificates marking their long-standing contribution to the hospital.
Employees received awards for their 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service.
One of the hospitals longest serving volunteers is Alison Cooper.
She has been involved with the hospital’s auxiliary for 45 years.
Mrs Cooper is one of the founders of the auxiliary.
She said since she began volunteering the auxiliary had raised more than a million dollars.
“Each year we have raffles and have a trading table in the hospital atrium,” Mrs Cooper said.
“We also have auctions that raise money for the hospital.”
Mrs Cooper said she first got involved with the hospital with her husband Gary.
“My husband was involved with raising money for the new hospital all those years ago,” she said.
“I helped him out and then we made the auxiliary to raise money to buy furniture for the new hospital.”
The 78-year-old said she would continue to be involved with the auxiliary for as long as she can.
Other award recipients included:
For 10 years of service, Peter Bourchier, Jayne Boyle, Damien Briggs, Dawn Bulger, Bronwyn Burns, Leanne Carter, Faye Donovan, Valerie Hanrahan, Marlene Jack, Simone Little, Dianne O’Dwyer, Georgina O’Sullivan, Nichole Webster and Beris Wyatt.
For 15 years of service, Margaret Constantine, Debra Faulkner, Patricia Heath, Melissa McLean, Therese McLinden, Leslie Poker and Joanne Rehe.
For 20 years of service, Elaine Davis, Kerry Furness, Colette Hall, Pamela Macgregor, Jennifer Marchment and Martin McCarroll.
For 25 years of service, Dianne Andrew, Janice Briggs, Judy Donnellon, Vicki Green and Maree Van Dalen.
For 30 years of service, Christine Read and Rosemaree Stanbrook.
For 35 years of service, Lynette McCarthy and Christine Pennington.