Staff recognised at milestone festivities

All smiles: Jolanta Swierczynski is presented her award by Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Director of Clinical Governance Ken Hampson. Picture: Simon Bennett
All smiles: Jolanta Swierczynski is presented her award by Health Minister Brad Hazzard and Director of Clinical Governance Ken Hampson. Picture: Simon Bennett

It was fitting Social Work Service Manager Jolanta Swierczynski was recognised as part of Fairfield Hospital’s open day on Friday to commemorate its 30th anniversary.

For 22 of those years  Ms Swierczynski – who is described as an excellent leader and role model – has been striving to improve customer service and social work service provision.

The long-serving staff member was recgonised for her efforts by being presented the Most Outstanding Manager of the Year Award – one of several staff awards handed out as part of the open day which featured cultural performances and health information stalls.

Health Minister Brad Hazzard presented the awards to the hospitals “brilliant staff” and praised the work of the hospital in the community.

“Fairfield Hospital continues to perform a crucial role in providing south western Sydney residents with exceptional health care,” Mr Hazzard said. 

“The NSW Government is investing $7 million in the redevelopment of the hospital’s emergency department, which is due for completion next year, and will deliver staff and patients world-class facilities.”

In 2017/2018, Fairfield Hospital admitted more than 30,000 patients, performed 7,748 surgeries and treated 35,951 patients in the emergency department.

Cutting the cake: Health Minister Brad Hazzard, Director of Clinical Governance Ken Hampson and Director of Nursing & Midwifery Sonia Marshall cut the cake. Picture: Simon Bennett

Cutting the cake: Health Minister Brad Hazzard, Director of Clinical Governance Ken Hampson and Director of Nursing & Midwifery Sonia Marshall cut the cake. Picture: Simon Bennett

Award winners:

General Manager’s Unit: Community and Consumer Participation Network.

Nursing and Midwifery: Vicki Beckwith, Clinical Midwifery Educator, Maternity Services

Corporate Services and Finance: Switchboard team, administrative support, administration

Medical: Lynette Rheinberger, Career Medical Officer, Ambulatory Care Medicine

Most Outstanding Individual of the Year: Maria Sequeira, Administrative Officer, Administration.

Most Outstanding Team of the Year: Renal Dialysis Unit (Ward 1D).

Most Outstanding Manager of the Year: Jolanta Swierczynski (Social Work Service Manager).

Most Outstanding Customer Service of the Year: Ljubica Aleksoska (Hospital Assistant, Domestic Services).