Nicole awarded by Worksafe Victoria

Nicole Townsend recently attended the Worksafe Victoria Awards night where she was one of the finalists in the Worker Return to Work category.

She was one of 19 finalists on the night.

Nicole injured herself working as a carer in Melbourne. She suffered significant shoulder injuries and was unable to work.

She was out of work for seven years. On her return to the workforce, Nicole explained that she was always overlooked for jobs when she declared her injury to potential employers, no one would give her a chance.

Twelve months ago she was given an opportunity by EGHS as a catering assistant in Lowe St.

Nicole said that she was very grateful that she was finally able to get a job and working in aged care again is something that she loves.

The Support Services’ team, in particular the Lowe Street staff, have been extremely accommodating of her and she has been overwhelmed by the support she has received from EGHS.

Nicole is now working at Willaura, still as a Catering Assistant, just closer to home. She loves working at EGHS and says she will not be leaving anytime soon.

Congratulations Nicole and the Support Services’ team.

Nicole Townsend is pictured at the Worksafe Victoria Awards with EGHS Board Director Cameron Montgomery