The Freemasons of Ararat and Victoria have for the third year supported staff development at East Grampians Health Service. In 2014 the Freemasons have again contributed $3,000.00 towards a $6,000.00 bursary for staff development at East Grampians Health Service. This figure was again matched by a $3000.00 contribution from the EGHS “Building for the Future Foundation”. The recipient this year is Radiographer Vivian Jenkins.
The bursary will enable Vivian to further her studies in Sonography, an important medical imagery technique. Vivian will study by correspondence at the University of South Australia in 2015.
Ms Jenkins said “I am extremely pleased to receive this Bursary and I want to express my sincere thanks to the Freemasons and EGHS “Building for the Future Foundation “for their generosity , Ultrasound is being used more and more for diagnosing illness or Surgery.”
Mr Richard Parkin, the Worshipful Master of the United Ararat Lodge said “The Freemasons have, for over 150 years, been important contributors to the Ararat community and the Ararat Hospital and look to supporting effort and excellence in providing important services to the community. We are very pleased to again participate in a project to assist in ensuring long term viability for our medical imaging service in Ararat and are delighted to award this bursary to Vivian Jenkins.”
In 2013, Ms Amy Leeke, a Radiographer at East Grampians Health Service, was awarded a Freemasons’ bursary to pursue her interests in Sonography. Amy’s studies have enabled her to complete her Graduate Diploma in Medical Sonography.
Ms leeke said” I thoroughly enjoyed my Sonography course at the University of South Australia and I am thankful that the Freemasons and EGHS “Building for the Future Foundation” who supported me with my studies.”
EGHS Lowe St Unit Manager, Mrs Sharon Taylor was awarded the first Freemasons’ bursary in 2012 to study her Masters of Business Management at Federation University.
Currently Sharon is the Manager of 70 Lowe Street and the completion of her studies will enable Sharon to bring further expertise and knowledge to her position of manager of this important aged care facility.
EGHS 70 Lowe St Nurse Unit Manager, Ms Sharon Taylor was awarded the Freemason and the EGHS “Building for the Future Foundation” Bursary in 2012 to study the Masters of Business Management at Federation University. The successful completion of her studies will enable Sharon to bring further expertise and knowledge to her position of manager of this important aged care facility.
Ms Taylor emaphasized she was very grateful to receive the generous Freemason and EGHS “Building for the Future Foundation” Bursary and looks forward to completing her studies in Business Management in 2016, which will help provide her with new and innovative ideas to continuously improve the quality of life for the residents of 70 Lowe Street.