“Pure Teamwork At Its Best” – Appreciative Colleague Praises Food Services Team

Food Services team members Beverly Dennis and Jodie Somerville were recognised for their good work by Executive Assistant Jan Gallagher. Photo: Jake Lynch/BRHS


When was the last time you told someone you work with they were doing a great job?

If you haven’t done it lately, give it a go.

It’s the simplest pick-me-up there is. It costs nothing, anyone can do it, and it only takes a moment.

Plus, telling a colleague they are doing a great job can also have a really profound impact on how people feel about themselves at work.

Which is why it’s been great to see so many nominations come in for BRHS’ Trademark Behaviours Awards, which recognise employees for their excellent contribution and demonstration of the principles, values and characteristics that BRHS staff strive to maintain.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, Aug. 16! Take a few moments to nominate a BRHS colleague or team today!

One of those staff people to nominate a colleague is Executive Assistant Jan Gallagher, who used our simple online form to praise the work of the Food Services team.

“The Food Services team is pure teamwork at its best,” Jan wrote. “They pull together to have last minute catering arranged and go out of their way to help set up and pack up for org-wide events. They work so hard, and put on an amazing Christmas lunch for all staff to enjoy. Cam and some of the staff catered the Bower Birds Oaks Day Ladies luncheon last year, which was so delicious, and stepped out of their regular workspace to help raise funds for BRHS.”

Jan also praised their initiatives behind environmental sustainability and health promotion, such as the new biodegradable packaging, and introducing healthier food and drinks choices.

“All of this is done with a cheerful smile,” Jan says. “Cam and Bev are to be congratulated on leading their team by demonstrating our trademark behaviours.”

What terrific encouragement and praise. Good on you, Jan.

BRHS staff are encouraged to nominate a colleague or team in any department or role across the health service that they think exemplifies one or more of our Trademark Behaviours, which are:

  • Step up and Take Responsibility
  • Be Positive and Support Others
  • Display Trust and Mutual Respect
  • Learn and Apply Knowledge
  • Courage to Change

The deadline for nominations is Friday, Aug. 16!

Take a few moments to nominate a BRHS colleague or team today!