At the March Dinner Meeting of The Lions Club of West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook, its Past President, Geoff Harrison, presented a Scholarship for $1,500 to Nurse Anne Hoolahan on behalf of the NSW/ACT Lions Nurses Scholarship Foundation.
The Scholarship will assist her attendance at the 2023 Psychogeriatic Association’s (IPA) International Congress being held in Lisbon, Portugal in June this year.
The mission of the NSW/ ACT Lions Nurses Scholarship Foundation is to provide financial assistance for nurses to continue their professional development.
Anne is a worthy recipient. She holds the position of Clinical Nurse Consultant – Health & Wellbeing Specialist working for Older Peoples Mental Health Services (OPMHS) team at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital. Her clinical role is to provide in-home health and wellbeing reviews and support the GP and Case Manager in facilitating client focused health management. She has been involved in the NSW state-wide project aimed at improving the physical health for older mental health consumers and has submitted an abstract for consideration for presentation at the forthcoming Lisbon conference.
Anne thanked the Lions Club for supporting her Congress attendance and all that will be learnt through this upcoming opportunity.
The Lions Australia Nurses Foundation was founded 51 years ago in 1972 when the Manly Club conceived the idea of assisting nurses to improve their professional skills and development to support their career choice. The vision of the original Manly Lions Club Board has been highly successful over the decades in developing, raising, and improving the level of community health care.
Today there is a desperate shortage of highly skilled nurses in our hospitals and aged care facilities, which is growing due to many factors including the ageing of our population. This is why Australian Lion members are helping nurses to be the best they can in their profession.
If anyone would like to know more about how Lions serve and improve community amenities, please contact Lion President Phil Watson at westpennanthills_president@lions