A large group of nurses and health workers standing around a teenage girl who is wearing a red Christmas shirt.

Elsa Dixon trainee Tayla Hiscock was congratulated by her Kempsey hospital 'family' for completing the traineeship and achieving a Certificate III in Health Service Assistant.

Kempsey hospital team celebrates Tayla’s achievement

Dec 14, 2023

A celebration was held in the Wutu Room at Kempsey District Hospital recently to recognise and celebrate the achievements of Tayla Hiscock.

Tayla has completed her Mid North Coast Local Health District Elsa Dixon Aboriginal school-based traineeship, achieving a Certificate III in Health Service Assistant.

Tayla, who earlier this year was awarded the North Coast School-based Apprentice/Trainee of the year, has displayed outstanding personal commitment, self-determination, and enthusiasm for learning in the health environment.

During her two-year journey, Tayla has become a much valued and respected member of the KDH family.

Armed with the skills she has developed and her easy, caring, empathetic nature, Tayla has a bright, successful future ahead of her.

The Department of Education-funded program, named in honour of prominent Aboriginal activist Elsa Dixon, is part of the District’s commitment to delivering training for Aboriginal students.

The Elsa Dixon program in MNCLHD aims to promote workforce diversity and innovation and improve health outcomes for people by building the Aboriginal workforce to support a better patient experience.

a young teenage girl with an older woman. Both are standing behind a cake and a bowl of flowers

Health Service Assistant Tayla Hiscock with Kempsey hospital’s Elsa Dixon Aboriginal School-based Traineeship program manager Jodi Shaw.

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