Redland Hospital allied health director Gail Gordon has been recognised for her contribution to health services with a prestigious Achievement Award.
Metro South Health chief executive Dr Richard Ashby said Ms Gordon had spent many years implementing numerous programs across the health service.
These included the Be Heard: Safe Communications at Redland Hospital project and the Advanced Allied Health Outpatients Clinics which had reduced wait times for patients.
Ms Gordon, who lives in Ormiston, said she was shocked to receive the Australia Day Achievement Award.
“My role in the organisation is to promote and support the allied health clinicians to deliver the best possible services for patients and carers, so being recognised for my role was unexpected, but it is always a thrill to have others recognise your work,” she said.
Ms Gordon said her most enjoyable moments in her current role over the last decade involved working with passionate and committed people from the organisation.
“My success is really only a reflection of the hard work and continued engagement from the allied health staff across the health service.”