Recognition for newborn hearing screening team

hearing screener Diane Churchman, baby Oliver and Mum Jessica
Sleeping on the job…two-week-old baby Oliver catches a few ZZZZs in mum Jessica’s arms while hearing screener Diane Churchman looks on.
The newborn hearing screening team at Taranaki District Health Board (TDHB) has been recognised in a DHB-wide Christmas photography competition to document the organisation’s values and showcase the work they do every day.

The team submitted a series of photographs documenting the work of a newborn hearing screener, and won an award for ‘cutest use of TDHB values’.

The values included:

  • treating people with trust, respect and compassion
  • communicating openly, honestly and acting with integrity
  • enabling professional and organisational standards to be met
  • supporting achievement and acknowledging successes
  • creating healthy and safe environments work
  • welcoming new ideas.

Mary Bird, Allied Health Support Manager at Taranaki Base Hospital, says winning a category in the competition was recognition for the work of the region’s newborn hearing screeners.

“They do really worthwhile work with parents and their babies, and we welcomed a chance to share a glimpse of this work with the wider world,” she says.

Hearing screener Diane Churchman says working with newborns like two-week-old Oliver is a pleasure.

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Page last updated: 27 February 2013