Respect Proud to Recognise Baw Baw Views Staff Member with Special Charity Gift

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Baw Baw Views Name Change Charity Gift

Pictured above: Latrobe Regional Health’s Lactation Consultant, Leanne Horn, and Acting Nurse Unit Manager (Timbarra Unit), Courtney Whittaker, graciously accept a cheque on behalf of Respect, presented by our Regional Area Manager, Rebecca Dew. 

Respect and Baw Baw Views are pleased to announce local staff member Angela Lambie as the winner of its recent name-change competition, after she provided the inspiration for the Moe aged care home’s new name.

Last month, Baw Baw Views (formerly Royal Freemasons Moe) celebrated its official merger with national aged care provider Respect by announcing its new name, following a public vote. This was the result of extensive community consultation and a public survey, which included a special prize to the first individual to suggest the name eventually chosen by the community as the winning nomination. 

As part of the competition, Respect committed to awarding the winner with a $2,500 cash prize as well as a $2,500 donation to a local charity of their choice.   

Baw Baw Views staff member Angela Lambie was over the moon to be recognised as the winner and thanked Respect for the prize as well as the chance to be involved. 

Angela has been a proud member of the home’s staff since 2022, when she commenced as an Administration Officer. With her role predominantly focused on supporting her colleagues by overseeing rostering and providing human relations support, her nomination of ‘Baw Baw Views’ is yet another way she has contributed to the fabric of the home’s community. 

“The name immediately came to mind because it just made sense,” Angela says. “When you look out our front doors, there is an open paddock and behind it, the amazing mountain ranges in the background. 

“I thought it had a really nice ring to it and it’s fantastic to hear the name received a lot of support from the community, including being nominated a number of times.” 

When ‘Baw Baw Views’ was shared back to the community via a survey featuring several other options, it proved a popular choice and collected the vast majority of public votes (approximately two thirds of all participants). Importantly, this also included the nod of approval from the home’s current residents, with more than two thirds of the cohort selecting it as their preferred option. 

Angela nominated the Special Care Nursery at Latrobe Regional Health as her charity of choice, and Respect is proud to recognise the vital role the service plays for the local community with a special donation on behalf of its residents and staff. 

Latrobe Regional Health’s Special Care Nursery provides specialised care and support for the most vulnerable new-born babies who require treatment for a range medical needs and conditions. 

Latrobe Regional Health General Manager, Women’s and Children’s Services, Kate Brown thanked Respect and Angela for the “wonderful show of generosity”, which she says will help support local families. 

“We are surprised and grateful our Special Care Nursery is being acknowledged in this way. Angela’s generosity will ensure Gippsland families continue to have access to state-of-the-art equipment and quality care,” Kate says. 

“Having a baby who is unwell or needs extra support is incredibly challenging for parents but it’s comforting to know there are people in the community who recognise their plight and want to help.” 

Jason Binder, Managing Director and CEO of Respect, recognised everyone across Moe who took their time to participate in Baw Baw Views’ name change process, and celebrated staff member Angela’s contribution to the home’s ongoing legacy. 

“Baw Baw Views’ name-change process was about reaching out to the Moe community and giving them the opportunity to lead any change,” Jason says. “How wonderful to have one of our great staff members, in Angela, providing the inspiration behind our home’s popular new name.  

“Together, we’re proud to acknowledge her for this contribution, including sharing our support with Latrobe Regional Health. Through their Special Care Nursery, they provide exemplary care to local families who are experiencing such challenging situations, so it’s a pleasure to do our bit to support their vital work.”


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