eastern healCompassion a winner for Ferntree Gully nurse

eastern healCompassion a winner for Ferntree Gully nurse,NURSING has come a long way since Ferntree Gully&8217;s Merilyn Xuereb started in 1965.

Mrs Xuereb was recently recognised for her compassion at Eastern Health&8217;s inaugural Aspire to Inspire awards.

Mrs Xuereb is one of Eastern Health&8217;s 504 nurses and midwives who will celebrate International Nurses Day on Thursday May 12. Eastern Health chief nursing and midwifery officer David Plunkett paid tribute to nurses for their &8220;invaluable efforts and dedication to patients&8221;.

Mrs Xuereb, 63, said there weren&8217;t a lot of job choices for women in the &8216;60s when she got into nursing, but she wanted to get into the profession because she &8220;enjoyed working with peopleastern health melbournee and helping people&8221;.

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Merilyn Xuereb was recently recognised by Eastern Health for her compassion. ROBERT MCKECHNIE N46KN110

Trained in Tasmania, she moved to Melbourne after meeting husband Eddie.

She has spent most of her 32 years with Eastern Health at the Angliss, having just returned after a seven-month secondment to Ringwood&8217;s Maroondah Hospital.

The Angliss Hospital peri-operative services manager said being a nurse today meant more collaboration with other hospital departments and the role was much more diverse.

Colleagues say Mrs Xuereb epitomises what a nurse strives to be and is veastern healCompassion a winner for Ferntree Gully nursealued as a ir and supportive manager focused on maintaining high standards for patients and staff.

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