Overnight, Associate Nurse Manager, Meg Supel, joined the team that played such a vital role in safeguarding Victorians during the pandemic through the screening ‘blitzes’ and lockdowns. Accustomed to caring for mothers and their newborns, Meg took on the challenge of being Site Lead at the Casey Fields drive-through COVID-19 screening clinic during the pandemic. The Monash Health values and pursuit of excellent outcomes remained constant with Meg and the high-performing team, even while working off-site and literally ‘in the field’.
Meg explains the sense of purpose and compassion it took to reassure thousands of anxious Victorians during such a critical time and collaborating with members of the Australian Defence Force and traffic controllers ‘like a family’. Her warmth shines through in encouraging words for her colleagues; “Working for Monash Health Health during a pandemic is certainly a unique experience none of us will ever forget. We will all come out of it with many great memories and stories to tell. It doesn’t take much effort to make someone smile, whether it’s your colleague, a client or their family members, but the impact of that interaction can be longlasting. We have all really stepped up to make a difference to our community during such a difficult time. Every one of you is making an amazing contribution. Keep up the great work.”
Watch the video to find out more about Meg and the team’s daily interactions, working with the Australian Defence Force and some surprise VIPs who made an appearance.