The Radiation Therapy Treatment team was so very impressed with his eagerness, friendly attitude (to patients and the staff team) and his initiative.
Local hero gallery
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Not only is Greta a strong advocate for her patients, she takes the time to provide extra human touches whether it's a cup or tea and food, or warm blankets.
Her selflessness, professionalism, competence, and skill have made her an invaluable member of level 9.
With his calm, gentle and professional manner he's able to provide exceptional support to whānau during some of their most difficult and vulnerable times.
Robyn put us at ease with her warm and welcoming manner. She kept us fully informed and made us feel included throughout the whole process.
Emma is a strong advocate and refuses to be put off by roadblocks – instead she thinks laterally about how to turn them into positives.
Richard blows us away daily about what he is able to achieve for our patients especially very difficult or complex patients.
Silvana provides tremendous support and expertise helping manage difficult clinical cases and ensuring the welfare of our children.
The whole service respect and value the work these nurses do, firstly for patients, and also their colleagues and the departments. They are the unsung heroes.
Nina has been instrumental at enabling fast effective discharge for our patients. Her manner with patients is always patient and friendly.
Murray is incredibly supportive of staff who work with him. Murray’s most important quality is his patient focus. He works tirelessly to support our patients.
Marina is always friendly, and has a smile, a warm greeting and reassurance for patients who are often nervous as they navigate their cancer journey.
"Ruta warmly welcomes us all every day at work, reminding us to stay positive, respect each other, and to work towards excellence."
"Rhondda treats woman and their whānau with empathy, compassion and humour."
"Kay has been our exceptional and most dedicated ward clerk. She has a gentle, kind manner...she helps everyone."
"Renee is one of those people who enables others so that together we’re achieving much more than we would as individuals."
"Her ‘can do’ attitude is an example of how our Allied Health workers are an integral part of our patients’ pathway and experience."