Qualifying as a Registered Nurse in Fiji, Lata spent time in New Zealand before moving to Australia in 2006. Her extensive clinical experience spans a broad range of specialties from midwifery to emergency care and intensive care nursing, through to aged care nursing.
As our new Care Manager, Lata is introducing positive initiatives to Alexandra Gardens, including an after-hours GP service and a mobile, bulk-billed eye-care clinic.
What do you love most about your role as Care Manager?
I love every day! It’s a big change from hospital nursing, but the best part is that I’m able to provide continuous care for residents and support their families as well. I’m there for a family’s aged care journey, and that’s very satisfying because I get to know them so well.
How would you describe Alexandra Gardens?
The smaller house design, the access to outdoor spaces, the way visitors are welcome any time – it all feels like home. Residents are treated with absolute dignity and respect and supported to remain as independent as possible. This is a wonderful community to be part of.
How do you work together as a team to put residents first?
Everyone’s input is valued and we have mutual trust for each other. Sandra is an amazing role model and she supports all of us greatly. We all work cohesively with the same goal – to make a positive difference to residents.