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1 June, 2021

Proserpine Hospital Kevin Nolan wears the Golden Boot

Proserpine Hospital’s Kevin Nolan not only ensures the hospital grounds and building is maintained, he’s also a dab hand on the barbecue.

Mr Nolan is the winner of this year’s Golden Boot Award in the Mackay HHS staff excellence awards.

The award recognises our operational and support staff who are the backbone of our health service and put in many foot miles to ensure our clinical staff have what they need to do their job and that our facilities and patients are also well looked after.

Mr Nolan’s nomination recognises him as a dedicated team member with a 'can-do' attitude.

“Kevin's role at Proserpine Hospital is to maintain the hospital's grounds and gardens plus general maintenance, however he does so much more,” his nomination says.

“Not only does Kevin ensure the grounds and gardens are immaculate at the hospital but he works with the Building Engineering and Maintenance Service (BEMS) and Biotechnology Service (BTS) teams who are based in Mackay to ensure both equipment and building break downs are actioned immediately.

“Having Kevin as part of 'our team' has prevented many theatre lists from being cancelled due to his ability to problem solve with the BTS team and fix simple problems with essential equipment.

“Kevin's communication with the BEMS team has saved this team countless hours of driving to Proserpine to deal with break down issues and has ensure the hospital has continued to function.

“Kevin also assists with patient movement, cleaning, laundry and on-call duties when there is high demand or emergent leave.

“He does this all with a smile on his face. Kevin loves a chat especially with our long- term patients who look forward to seeing Kevin around the hospital and walking around the grounds.

“At our staff BBQ Kevin always volunteers to cook. His BBQs are the best as he does it with so much enthusiasm, you can taste it in the food.”

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