Burns Allied Health team put winnings to good use

Members of the Burns Allied Health team outside at a training event
The State Adult Burns Unit Allied Health team enjoy their day on Rotto
March 17, 2017

The WA State Adult Burns Unit Allied Health team have put their prize money from the 2016 Rotary Allied Health Awards to a team building exercise on Rottnest Island.

The team took out the Rotary Allied Health Excellence Team of the Year 2016 award after first winning the Teaching, Training and Research category.

Senior Dietitian Michelle Cook said the team of 10 self-funded the ferry and accommodation costs and put the prize money towards a two-hour team building session on the Thompson Bay beach.

“The event was very enjoyable and a perfect use of the extra funds as both a reward for our hard work and an investment in the strength of the team going forward,” Michelle said.

The exercise required the team to draw on their strategic, teamwork, resourcefulness, decision making and problem solving skills to complete a range of activities and collect clues to solve the mystery.

The team put $1200 of the $2000 winnings to the Rottnest team building event and the remaining funds will be going towards leadership-development sessions to be run at FSH.