The Parliamentary Secretary for the Disabled and Active Ageing, Anthony Aguis Decelis has launched the St Vincent de Paule Worker of the Year Award for 2019. Agius Decelis said this award is given with the aim of the 1,800 members of staff at St Vincent de Paule being given an opportunity for recognition of their efforts with love, respect and dedication towards the elderly residents.
Anthony Agius Decelis stated that the award is open to all those working at SVDP, irrespective of whether they are Government or contractors’ staff, as well as all professional staff.
SVDP Chief Executive Dr Josianne Cutajar explained that the awards this year will be split up with a Worker of the Year from the treatment and clinical sector, another one from Support Services, an Overall Worker of the Year, a Team of the Year, an honorary award for former staff at SVDP, and for the first time this year, the Parliamentary Secretariat for the Disabled and Active Ageing will be giving another recognition, which will be an annual award in the treatment sector at SVDP. For this award by the Parliamentary Secretariat, nominations can be made by residents, their relatives and also by visitors.
Nominations close on 30 November. Boxes for nominations are being installed in the wards, and one can obtain application forms from the SVDP Customer Care department, or from the Directorate for Active Ageing and Community Care site www.activeageing.gov.mt. The event for the Worker of the Year Award will be held on 12 December.