Japara hospitality teams recognised in national awards
The announcement of this year’s finalists in the OSCAR Hospitality Aged Care Awards has shone a spotlight on the amazing work Japara hospitality teams are achieving across our homes. Fourteen Japara staff members have been named as finalists in a range of hospitality categories – from catering, to cleaning and laundry.
Japara’s General Manager of Hospitality Ian Burman said that the high number of Japara finalists highlighted the positive culture in our homes and focus on residents.
“Our hospitality structure supports each home in providing the best services,” he said.
“By communicating great achievements group-wide, we further enhance this culture and develop a competitive and collaborative environment within each home.”
Notably, Japara staff dominate the 2018 ‘Facility Cleaner of the Year’ category.
“Our cleaners are an amazing bunch of individuals who work hard but are happy to stop and chat with residents along the way,” Ian said.
“They are dedicated, caring individuals who are happy to go the extra mile for residents.”
Congratulations to this year’s finalists!
Chef Manager of the Year:
Chef/Cook of the Year:
Facility Catering Service of the Year:
Japara Aged Care – Springvale
Facility Cleaner of the Year:
Doreen Grech – Japara Yarra West
Janet Packham- Japara Capel Sands
Judy Morgan – Japara Viewhills Manor
Judy Vanderwiel – Japara Barongarook Gardens
Lynne Shelley – Japara Capel Sands
Maureen Weick – Japara Goonawarra
Laundry Services Individual of the Year:
Cheryl Cuolahan – Japara Barongarook Gardens
The OSCAR awards are held each year to recognise and celebrate excellence in aged care hospitality. The national winners from each award category will be announced at the Aged Care Hospitality National Awards Gala Dinner, which will be held on Monday 10 September, 2018 at The Cargo Hall, South Wharf, Melbourne.