2023 Excellence in Residential Care

Pamela Nyironga – Juniper Aged Care

Pamela is a dedicated Enrolled Nurse for all her patients at Juniper St David’s Residential Aged Care Home in Mt Lawley. Her role involves supervising 6 staff members per shift and ensuring the care they provide to residents is of the highest quality meeting the consumer’s individual needs.  

Pamela is a team player who works by always implementing best practices with her multi-skilled team of professionals and ensures care plans reflect resident’s needs and her colleagues are notified of any changes. Pamela prides in leading by example providing unconditional emotional support to residents. She ensures their physical, emotional, and social needs are met. Her dedication and commitment to her co-workers and residents is truly inspiring.  

Pamela is a loving and caring palliative care nurse who sets a notable example for her colleagues. Her desire to upskill and remain contemporary with the latest developments and best practices in the industry is seen through her commitment of working collaboratively with Registered Nurses, Clinical Nurse Managers, GPs, and other external agencies. Pamela is currently studying to become a Registered Nurse which she hopes to complete by mid-2023.

Lisa Studholme – Amana Living

Lisa Studholme is the Service Manager of Kinross Care Centre, a 40-bed dementia specific residential care centre. Lisa is an approachable leader who brings out the best in people by demonstrating best practice. She promotes professional practice by providing continuous feedback, implementing regular training, and providing extra buddy shifts. Her constant presence and focus on developing deep relationships with staff, residents and their families has cultivated a family-like environment at the centre.  

Lisa takes time to understand each resident holistically involving family members in sharing the resident’s life story. She advocates for her residents and invests time in speaking to staff making new starters, casual, and agency staff feel comfortable. Lisa also works collaboratively with visiting GPs, nurse practitioners and allied health staff to achieve the best clinical outcomes for her residents.  

Lisa’s commitment to all demonstrates her work ethic. Her service to others is evident in the way residents respond to her, families ask her to attend funerals, and her willingness to come into the centre on her rostered days off.  A Curtin University survey of residents and families saw a 100% satisfaction rating. Both customer satisfaction ratings and NPS have improved during Lisa’s tenure. 

Martina Hadler – Brightwater Care Group

Martina began nursing in 1996 and has worked for Brightwater for 22 years. She was appointed as a Coordinator, Supported Independent Living in 2018 and became a Senior Coordinator in March 2022.  

Martina is committed to delivering high quality clinical governance compliance and has a strong clinical foundation. She excels in mentoring and championing a person-centred approach to support the Supported Independent Living at Brightwater’s Warnbro and Cannington sites. She also provides leadership to support other core Supported Independent Living Coordinators to ensure consistency of practice across all of Brightwater’s sites.  

The team at Warnbro includes clients and staff members who have been with Brightwater for over 20 years. Martina has led the team and empowered the business to be sustainable through strong engagement with Allied Health staff and community supports, as well as families and clients enabling them to live their best life. During the COVID-19 pandemic Martina facilitated training of interstate support workers to embed them into the site care team resulting in clients feeling supported and developing enduring relationships.