Platinum Healthcare farewells community support worker Leo

community support worker providing personal care and social support to autism disability client

Support worker Leo with one of his regular autism clients

Last month we farewelled Leo Lin, who has been a community care worker for the past 3 years whilst he was studying to qualify for his Registered Nurse Graduate Program. In that time he provided in-home care (also known as community care) to many frail aged clients, disability clients and clients with a chronic illness.

Leo was an ICU nurse in his home country, but was required to do a conversion program in Australia prior to being eligible for a position as RN in Australia. Leo has been a valuable member of the Platinum team and has displayed exemplary behaviour throughout his time and is described as “bright and bubbly” with a very caring and nurturing personality. Many of Leo’s clients were high care patients including some with advanced multiple sclerosis or significant autism.

This month Leo started his Registered Nurse Graduate Program at Royal Perth Hospital.

Leo’s farewell message was: “I’ve been working with Platinum for 3 years. As a new immigrant, it was the first job I found in Australia. At first I found it difficult to adapt to the culture and the different work environment, but with Donna and Len’s encouragements I genuinely started to love this job. After seeing some clients for a long time, some of them treated me like a family member. It was very encouraging and rewarding. I’m an RN now and going to work at RPH thanks to the experience at Platinum.

We wish Leo all the best in his future.