Compassionate Care Nominations

Dr Andrew Davies | Homeless Healthcare

Andrew founded a charity in 2008 dedicated to providing health services to Perth’s homeless now has over 20 doctors, nurses and support people.  Andrew and his team hold regular mobile clinics. It is Andrew’s vision not only to improve the health of homeless and marginalised people but to provide education to other health professionals and trainees regarding the healthcare needs of this proportion of our population.

Kerri Colegate | St John of God Hospital

Kerri ensures ongoing partnerships with her consumers through the creation of relationships between the hospital and community service providers. Kerri nurtures the patient journey experience to ensure that the consumer is culturally safe.  She provides assistance and advocacy for both the individual and their family. She continues to ensure that patients are educated around their health, and provided with support until it has been confirmed that they have been linked up with a community service provider.

Jacqueline Pemberton | Royal Perth Hospital

Jacqueline (Jackie) Pemberton is an outstandingly compassionate and caring Assistant in Nursing (AIN) employed at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH).  Working across a number of our wards she is often requested from other nurses. She is always friendly and compassionate to all patients and ensures that no patient needs are left unattended.

 Dr Smita Samuelraj | Kiara Family Practice

Dr Smita is there for you when you need her if she knows you are unwell.  She will always find a way to see patients, even during her lunch break. She has helped me live a more comfortable life with my chronic pain. She has also expertly handled our 11 year old autistic who is normally not responsive in such situations. She is an excellent doctor.

 Colleen McLevie | Kalamunda District Hospital

Colleen’s dedication and commitment to patients, families and staff is astounding! Her understanding of what Palliative care truly means for patients and their families is the ‘heart’ behind the evolution of the Kalamunda Hospice.  She is so much more than a chaplain; she takes on the role of counsellor, confidant, friend, daughter, mother, and sister – helping those who are confronted with life, death and dying to come to terms with their situation. Her role in bringing families together during such a distressing time is invaluable. Colleen always goes that extra mile for families and staff.