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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

SEC Care named Tasmanian Finalist in the 2017 Telstra Business Awards

SEC Care group at the Awards SEC Care group at the Awards

SEC Care has been recognised as a leading Tasmanian not-for-profit at the 2017 Telstra Business Awards.

SEC Care CEO, Helen Pollard, said she was humbled beyond words at the decision to be made a finalist, as the competition this year was impressive.

“To be recognised alongside outstanding Tasmanian not-for-profit organisations such as the Brave Foundation and The Cancer Council Tasmania is an incredible achievement for SEC Care – we are thrilled,” Ms Pollard said.  

“In the last 18 months, we have made many changes to secure the future of our organisation – we have integrated a new digital information system, moved premises, become more mobile and digital in the field. We have also started a staff rewards program with local businesses, as well as revolutionised the way we communicate with our community via social media and our monthly newsletters.”

SEC Care started in 1970 when a local GP, Dr. Fergus Mitchell, decided to make a difference in the community. Along with a small group of nurses, SEC Care started out of car boots, supporting and caring for people in rural and regional parts of South Eastern Tasmania.

47 years down the track, SEC Care has over 120 staff and volunteers, three Day Centres, a head office and over 800 clients with diverse needs.

“Throughout our organisation’s growth, we have always maintained our integrity as a Tasmania not-for-profit who cares greatly for the health and prosperity of our local communities,” Ms Pollard said.

“To this day, many of our staff have personal connections to our clients – we are locals caring for locals.

“As the CEO of SEC Care, I am so proud of all our staff for their dedication, passion and hard work. I am excited for what the future holds for SEC Care, as well as the future of aged care.”

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