Bursaries and scholarships awarded

At the East Grampians Health Service annual general meeting in November, four bursaries and scholarships were awarded to staff.

Shae Hannett received the 2018 Epworth Healthcare bursary, and will undertake a Graduate Diploma in Midwifery.

Epworth Healthcare made available a $15,000 bursary to ensure improvements in the long-term viability of obstetric services.

The EGHS Building for the Future Foundation awarded two $15,000 bursaries to ensure the long term viability of services, with the recipients being Rebecca Peters and Nicole Carlyle.

Bec will undertake a Masters in Leadership and Management in Health Care and Nicole will undertake a Graduate Certificate in Perioperative Nursing.

Michael Hermosilla was the recipient of the 12th annual Angela Laidlaw Clinical Scholarship.

He will undertake a graduate Certificate in Nursing – Acute Care.

The scholarship is donated by the Laidlaw family in memory of Angela whose love and commitment to the heath service inspired her family to commemorate her in this way.

The scholarship creates opportunities for staff working in clinical areas of the health service to be supported in recognition for effort and where they are prepared to demonstrate commitment to study in addition to the usual requirements of their role.

Michael Hermosilla with Geoff Laidlaw presenting the Angela Laidlaw Clinical Scholarship