In 2014 we were fortunate enough to be awarded the winners of the Telstra Start Up Business Award.
The Telstra Business Awards aim to celebrate the achievements and entrepreneurial spirit of Australia’s small and medium businesses. Designed to allow businesses to shine among peers of similar type, receiving the award in 2014 was a huge honour.
At this year's awards in July, our Director Samantha Miklos presented the 2015 QLD Start Up Award. The night was a great success and a wonderful opportunity to see Australian businesses receive national recognition and acclaim for their hard work.
Hear what Samantha had to say about the awards, following her dreams as a young businesswoman and the impact the awards have had on Cornerstone since winning in 2014.
We love hearing what our candidates have to say about their placements!
Cornerstone Nurse, Jody, recently went to remote Western Australia for a 3 week contract to work in an Aboriginal community. After being a nurse for 30 years, this was Jody's first experience working remote. She saw incredible sites, met fascinating people and gained invaluable clinical experience during her placement. We can't wait to get you back out there again, Jody!
"My first remote placement in WA, thanks to Cornerstone and the very encouraging Jess, would have to be the highlight of my 30 year nursing career. Thank you, I can’t wait to go back."
- Jody, Remote Area Nurse
When Remote Area Nurse (RAN) and Cornerstone candidate, Kate Chapman (pictured above) heard about the Ebola crisis she jumped at the opportunity to help those suffering in Sierra Leone, West Africa.
Kate spent 6 weeks working in an Ebola treatment centre providing humanitarian assistance to those battling with the disease. Her role was diverse and included educating families and communities on protection against Ebola; isolating and caring for Ebola patients; and burying those who had passed away with dignity. With the end of the Ebola outbreak in sight, Cornerstone caught up with Kate and spoke to her about her time inside the Ebola danger zone, and how this compared to her typical RAN roles.
It’s no secret that our rural regions are crying out for GPs, with many health professionals preferring to reside in the urban corners of Australia.
Despite the Australian Government’s best efforts to entice doctors rurally through various incentive schemes, there is still a chronic shortage of doctors in many rural and remote communities. This is particularly prominent in the Indigenous communities of Australia.
At Cornerstone we are working hard to close the gap between urban and rural locations… And it seems to be working!
Cornerstone Medical Recruitment is a privately owned recruitment agency, specialising in recruitment for the Australian health industry. Led by an Australian-trained Occupational Therapist, our consultants have a deep knowledge of the health industry, and are passionate about quality medical recruitment.