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BaptistCare team member wins award in the 2021 National Palliative Care Awards!

Yasothiny (Yaso) Yogarajah, Care Team Manager at Shalom, has been named as the winner of the "Excellence Award for Palliative Care in an Aged care Setting - Individual" award in the 2021 National Palliative Care Awards for her outstanding work in Shalom’s Palliative care team.

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Friday 1 October

Yasothiny (Yaso) Yogarajah, Care Team Manager at Shalom, has been named as the winner of the "Excellence Award for Palliative Care in an Aged care Setting - Individual" award in the 2021 National Palliative Care Awards for her outstanding work in Shalom’s Palliative care team, after being nominated by BaptistCare Palliative Care Consultant Carolyn Moir.

Carolyn had these words to say about Yaso:

“Yaso displays outstanding dedication and leadership in the palliative approach within her role as the Care Team Manager of the Northern Sydney level 1 unit at BaptistCare Shalom Centre. Over four years Yaso has developed the culture and skills within her team in the provision of excellence in a palliative approach to care within the residential aged care setting.

“Yaso displays outstanding compassion and is an inspiration for all who deal with her, her dedication and passion for palliative care in the aged care setting is commendable,” Carolyn said.

Allan Waters, General Manager for Residential Services & Retirement Living, added this award was “an outstanding achievement and well-deserved”.

Yaso said she is proud and excited to win this award, saying it wouldn’t have happened without the support from her colleagues at BaptistCare.

“I am extremely honoured to be receiving such an important award of the Excellence in Palliative Care in an Aged Care Setting for 2021. I am truly and honestly thrilled to be receiving this award.

“I would like to say that it is not just my sole effort that has brought me here. Winning this award would not have been possible without the inspiration I have received from my managers and my colleagues at BaptistCare, for whom I have the deepest respect, and from whom I have derived the strength to challenge myself and perform better at each stage. I sincerely thank the team at Baptist care who had faith in me and supported me to reach a stage where I can proudly hold up this award as a mark of my achievement. BaptistCare is a great place to work and I look forward to work many more years,” Yaso said.

Congratulations on this wonderful achievement Yaso!