Committed to caring
RAAFA’s Vanessa Keane - or Nessy as she is affectionately known by colleagues and residents - has been recognised for her care and dedication to residents by The West Australian’s Healthcare Heroes initiative.
The competition, which has been organised to thank the State’s nurses for their commitment to the public’s health and care, attracted over 5300 nominations, and revealed amazing stories of unwavering care, dedication and sacrifice, often in difficult and challenging circumstances.
And Nessy has been singled out as one of the 250 nurses to be recognised in the competition, receiving a luxury overnight staycation at the five-star Crown Perth resort which she will enjoy next month.
“I had no idea I’d been entered by a family whose mother I care for at Jasmine House in Karri and Tuart Lodge,” says Nessy, who has worked as an enrolled nurse for just over 13 years, and admits she hasn’t had a holiday for a long time.
“I was absolutely thrilled when I was told I was a winner, I couldn’t believe it, but I was so grateful and felt so appreciated. I’m very excited to be going to Crown Perth, and I’m taking a friend with me who is also a registered nurse at Joondalup Hospital.”
Arguably, all of WA’s nurses deserve recognition and appreciation for their hard work, particularly this year, in the midst of a global pandemic.
Congratulations Nessy, from all your colleagues and friends at RAAFA. We hope you very much enjoy your stay at Crown Perth.