Retirement of Jillian Browne

Posted 15 Jul '16

The end of July sees Mareeba's Director of Nursing, Jillian farewelled as she and husband Mick set off to begin their retirement and all the adventure it brings. Jillian has been at Mareeba for over 10 years taking care of residents, relatives, visitors and staff and has become a familiar and friendly face to many.

Staff from all departments joined Jill for special farewell afternoon tea to celebrate her time at Mareeba and to toast to her leadership of the facility during time in the position of Director of Nursing. We wish Jillian all the very best in the future.

The Director of Nursing role will be filled by Mareeba's own Rachel Bennett. Rachel has been at Mareeba for over 7 years as a Registered Nurse, ACFI co-ordinator and replacement Deputy Director of Nursing when required. Rachel has the experience and knowledge required to take on the big role. Congratulations to Rachel and we wish her every success.

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