• 1,600 years of service recognised at Resthaven Staff Appreciation Awards

    1,600 years of service recognised at Resthaven Staff Appreciation Awards

    On 14 July 2023, more than 100 Resthaven staff were honoured for their long service milestones at the annual Resthaven Staff Appreciation Awards.

    The Resthaven Staff Appreciation Awards, held every year since 1993 (excluding 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic), acknowledge staff who have completed at least ten years’ service. Employment milestones are recognised in increments of five, and go from ten years all the way up to 45!

    This year, 119 Resthaven employees were eligible for awards, adding up to more than 1,600 years of combined service.

    All were invited to attend a special luncheon in their honour, along with Board Members, their managers, and Executive.

    Board President, Mark Porter, and CEO, Darren Birbeck, presented award recipients with an appreciation gift and a certificate recognising their service.

    Regional staff were honoured with a separate dinner in Mount Gambier on 5 July, also attended by Mark and Darren.

    Topping the 2023 awardee list was 35-year staff member, Ralph Piccolo (Maintenance) and 40-year award recipient, Maria Filpi (Housekeeping Services Assistant).

    Staff who have been with Resthaven for 30 years or more (the ‘30+ Club’) are invited to the awards each year. The longest serving Resthaven staff member to attend this year was Lesley Wimbles of Resthaven Malvern, who has been with Resthaven for an incredible 46 years.

    Darren says, ‘The Resthaven Staff Appreciation Awards are a great opportunity to thank our staff teams for their hard work and dedication.’

    ‘Congratulations to all long-serving Resthaven staff!’

    Check out our gallery of the event below.

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