SallyDepartment of Corrections Community Work Partnership Award

The Community Work Partnership Awards are a way for the Department of Corrections to acknowledge individuals or organisations with an outstanding commitment to providing meaningful, challenging projects that allow offenders to make up for their offending, learn new skills and behaviours, and provide role models to make a positive difference to others.

Bay of Plenty Addiction Services (BOPAS) clinicians Rachel Cade (RN), Ian Garfitt (RN) Sally Whitelaw (Team Leader - pictured to the right) along with Lesley Watkins, BOPDHB portfolio manager for mental health and addiction service, have been nominated and awarded by the Department of Corrections, a Community Work Partnership Award. This is attributed to the work done by both Rachel and Ian at the Tauranga Courts and Community Corrections services across the Western Bay of Plenty (WBOP). This is one of the many ways that the service reflects our CARE values, more specifically the value of EXCELLENCE – aiming for the best results and improving service delivery to achieve high standards of service delivery and reduce wait times for offenders to be seen regarding their Addiction needs.

It is an absolute thrill to receive this award at the BOP Addiction Service. The awards ceremony was held at the “Orchard” in Te Puke on Wednesday the 14th February at 2pm.


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