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Cooinda Mental Health Service honoured with award


QLD Mental Health Week Awards 231017_portalThe Cooinda Mental Health Service at the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital at Buderim has been honoured at the 2017 Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards, winning the Not-for-Profit Award category. 

General Manager, Wallis Westbrook said today’s award is recognition of The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital’s 35 years’ of experience in providing quality healthcare delivery and its commitment to individual and person-centred care. 

“We take pride in offering the best possible hospital experience and health outcomes for our community and we strive to consistently satisfy and exceed the needs of our patients and their families by delivering care that’s tailored to their needs.

“Today’s award presented to The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital Cooinda Mental Health Service for the work they have been doing to improve the lives of our Sunshine Coast community is to be commended and is testament to the incredible work done by the team and the impact this service is having on the community.

“Mental health is one of the major health issues currently facing Australians and this extends to our Sunshine Coast community. Through the Cooinda Mental Health Service, we will continue to support people living with mental illness.

“Our mission at the Cooinda Mental Health Service is to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and their families by combining best-practice treatment programs and community outreach while continually striving to expand and develop new programs and initiatives that respond to the needs of individuals and our community,” Mr Westbrook said.

Director of Clinical Services, Rae Priaulx and Clinical Nurse Manager Cooinda Mental Health Service, Steve Allsopp accepted the award on behalf of the hospital and UnitingCare Queensland. 

“We are honored by today’s formal recognition of the work being carried out by the passionate team of our Cooinda Mental Health Service,” they said.

The Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals, groups and organisations working to reduce the stigma around mental health while supporting and empowering those living with mental illness.

Pictured L-R: Berquin Human, Wallis Westbrook, Sue Thew, Kathy Carfantan, Steve Allsopp and Rae Priaulx.