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4th April 2022 | 2 mins

Personalised Care

Elizabeth lives at Murdoch Gardens Care Community in Perth and is an educator, author and international teacher. To establish personalised care we place great emphasise on getting to know our residents. 

Elizabeth came to Australia as a young adult. Qualifying as a teacher, she started out as a teacher, setting up a career as an educator and lecturer in schools and universities, which would span over 50 years.

Along the way, Elizabeth earned a Master of Education and a PHD. Her doctorate research focused on violence in Western Australian Government School adolescents.

Later, she became an International English Language Testing System (IELST) examiner, travelling the world to teach teachers and diplomats, and experiencing extraordinary adventures.

Through her travels, she met eminent medical surgeon and past governor of Zhejiang Province, Professor Li Yu, in the Zhejiang Children’s Hospital in Hangzhou, China.  With the assistance of Professor Yu, she founded the Family Rehabilitation Programme for children with cerebral palsy.

On Elizabeth’s return to Western Australia, she became a published author with her book ‘An Extraordinary Journey.’

With countless accomplishments to her name, Elizabeth eventually retired in 2002.

Now a well-loved resident at Murdoch Gardens Care Community and with her extensive knowledge and passion; Elizabeth sits on interview panels assisting our Care Community team with recruitment. Just recently, she assisted with interviewing our new receptionist.

Lifestyle Coordinator Refilwe says, “Elizabeth participates in our interviews by sitting on the panel, she asks well thought out questions which she prepares herself. At the end of the interview, she always stays with the team to discuss the candidate, and has a say in the decision-making process.  

Elizabeth enjoys using her skills. It gives her a sense of purpose and by being part of the recruitment process, she’s representing her fellow residents and providing a perspective that only residents can give. For us at Murdoch Gardens Care Community this is also a great way to demonstrate our focus on person-centred care.”

A true treasure and an honorary member of our team, Elizabeth’s contribution to recruitment enables her to play a meaningful role in her community.

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