Rewarding our caregivers
Recognising and valuing the contribution of caregivers is an
important part of the hospital’s culture and service ethos.
Throughout the hospital, our caregivers are providing excellent
care and service to our patients and their families, and our
recognition program is one way of recognising their
Every month, a caregiver will receive the accolade of Caregiver
of the Month. A peer or patient nominates a caregiver in
recognition of their service and care. The Caregiver of the Year
award, chosen from one of the 12 Caregivers of the Month,
recognises and acknowledges excellent service and care provided by
our caregivers, and is a reflection of the hospital’s Mission and
Values, which align directly with St John of God himself.
Whilst only 12 people receive recognition each year, many more
caregivers are quietly achieving excellence in care and service
Caregiver of the Year 2012 - Janaya Fryer
A short stay in a private setting turned into a 12 year
Murdoch career for Janaya Fryer of Bicton who was recently named St
John of God Murdoch Hospital’s 2012 Caregiver of the Year.
A Clinical Nurse in the Paediatrics
Unit, Janaya was selected as Caregiver of the Year from a shortlist
of 12 finalists for her high level of clinical skill in both
paediatrics and adult nursing, and was surprised to receive the
“It was a complete shock, but I was
really honoured by the letter I received. When you work with
children you get a lot of thanks from parents, but to see it in
black and white from the hospital makes you feel you fulfilled the
mission and values and are truly appreciated,” said Janaya.
“The people I work with are a big part
of why I’m still here, we have a really positive team, great
morale, and we have a good laugh and know how to have fun
There is so much experience amongst
the staff and that wealth of knowledge, it really is a pleasure to
work with them,” said Janaya.
Janaya completed her nursing degree at
Newcastle University in New South Wales and her graduate program at
John Hunter Children’s Hospital in NSW. After graduating she worked
for Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney and Princess Margaret
Children’s hospital doing clinic runs in the Pilbara.
Janaya joined St John of God Murdoch
in 2001 when the St Gabriel’s paediatric ward was opened.
Originally, she didn’t intend to stay in the private sector but
fell in love with the staff and the immense feeling of morale
within the St Gabriel’s Ward.
“The Caregiver of the Year award
allows us to specifically celebrate the success of a remarkable
caregiver who goes above and beyond dedicating their time and
energy to the treatment and care of our patients,” said Murdoch
A/CEO Colin Young.
“Janaya exemplifies the values that we
stand for at St John of God Murdoch and I’m delighted to award her
with the 2012 Caregiver of the Year award,” he said.
“Although only one caregiver can be
recognised as Caregiver of the Year, I am very proud of the work
our caregivers achieve here at Murdoch and would like to thank
everyone for their ongoing dedication and support,” said Colin.