Armidale hospital celebrates 25 years of community care

Armidale hospital celebrates 25 years of community care

Armidale Private Hospital is celebrating 25 years of providing healthcare services to the community of Armidale and surrounding districts.

The CEO of Armidale Private Hospital, Debra Maslen, said the hospital had grown significantly in the past 25 years, but it was the people that made the hospital exceptional.

“Armidale Private Hospital was built in 1998 to meet demand from the local community for additional healthcare services in the region,” Ms Maslen said.

“Over the past 25 years, we have grown to include additional services and introduce some of the latest technology, including a new Mako robot in 2021.

“We are passionate about providing the people of Armidale and surrounding regions with the latest technology to reduce the need for patients to travel to Sydney or Brisbane to access leading healthcare services.

“However, what I am most proud of is the passionate, skilled and dedicated workforce we have built up over the past 25 years.”

Since 1998, the hospital has provided a comprehensive range of services for the local community, including gynaecology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, anaesthesia, dental surgery, endoscopy and general surgery.

“Behind every successful organization is a team of dedicated, compassionate and professional people and this is no more evident than the team at Armidale Private Hospital,” Ms Maslen said.

“To name a few, there is former chief executive Mary Single who was at Armidale Private Hospital from the first day of opening until late last year. Mary devoted 25 years to the hospital and upheld the ‘Ramsay Way’ values ​​in all aspects of her leadership and nursing. Mary had a strong belief in teamwork and provided a supportive environment to encourage staff growth.

“Another is nursing unit manager of the operating theatres, Kath Latter. Kath has worked as a perioperative nurse at Armidale Private since opening 25 years ago and has been the Nursing Unit Manager for the past five years. Kath is passionate about educating staff to ensure the patients get the best outcomes possible.

“Another original staff member is Jane Horton, our infection control nurse. Jane brings tremendous knowledge and experience to the hospital and has been instrumental in ensuring team and patient safety during the COVID pandemic.

“Finally, Geraldine Bragg has also been with Armidale Private Hospital since its opening. Geraldine is a senior registered nurse who consistently demonstrates kindness, compassion and empathy to all the patients and families she cares for.

“All our team members are committed to providing exceptional service and care and I would like to thank everyone who has been part of Armidale Private Hospital over the past 25 years.”

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