Allied health teams bring home two Rotary Awards

Members of the FSH YCATT team
YCATT team memebrs (L to R) Monique Krestan, Chinar Goel, Deanne Martin, Jessica Milne, Ingo Beer, Davina Baxter, Shannon Mullen
September 13, 2016

The State Adult Burns Unit and the Youth Community Assessment Treatment Team (YCATT) have each taken out a category in this year’s Rotary Allied Health Excellence Awards.

The State Adult Burns Unit’s multidisciplinary team won the Teaching, Training and Research Award for their commitment to research and sharing knowledge to ensure patients receive the best evidence-based care.

This includes multidisciplinary training, post-graduate research and ongoing quality improvement initiatives with a focus on engaging with rural stakeholders through site visits and Telehealth.

“We thank the Rotary Club and are honoured to be recognised for our commitment to excellence, especially in the areas of teaching, training and research,” State Adult Burns Unit Senior Social Worker Tiffany Ryan said.  

YCATT won the Excellence in Community and Primary Care Award for their desire to close the gap of service provision and their approach of early intervention in close collaboration with schools, community services and GPs.

After only launching the service in April this year, the YCATT team has been quick to demonstrate their commitment to improving care of young adults with complex mental health issues in the ambulatory care setting.

The team focuses on reaching out before crisis occurs, reducing stigma and providing intensive community support in vulnerable times.

“Receiving this award is very encouraging. It highlights how important it is to celebrate our achievements and work towards our aspirations,” YCATT Senior Pharmacist Shannon Mullen said.

Both teams will accept their awards at a ceremony on Monday 19 September where the overall 2016 Rotary Allied Health Excellence Award will be announced.