National Reconciliation Week Spotlight
St John of God Subiaco Hospital has a long history of strong women going above and beyond to support communities in need. For National Reconciliation Week, we build upon our history by celebrating Aboriginal women who provide compassionate care in today’s evolving environment for patients and their loved ones.
31 May 2021
Freda Winmar is an enrolled nurse currently caring for neurosurgical patients on Ward 61 and recently joined the St John of God Subiaco Hospital Reconciliation Committee.
We sat down with her to find out more about the care she provides to our patients.
Where are you and your family from?
I am Aboriginal. My father is Noongar and my Mother is Yamitji.
What do you enjoy about your role at St John of God Subiaco Hospital?
I have been working on Ward 61, the Neurosurgical Ward, for close to seven years. On Ward 61 we specialise in taking care of patients who have had spinal and brain surgery and other neurological disorders.
I love seeing patients recover from surgery and helping them to recover and get back to their normal daily routines.
What do you hope to achieve on the St John of God Subiaco Hospital Reconciliation Committee?
I have recently joined the St John of God Subiaco Hospital Reconciliation Committee to help, in any way I can, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care, and community events.
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