Nurse turned comedian named Celebrating Aged Care Week ambassador

July 4, 2018

The Public Sector Residential Aged Care (PSRAC) Leadership Committee announced that comedian Georgie Carroll has been named the 2018 Celebrating Aged Care Week ambassador today.

Ms Carroll’s talent for bringing laughter to the lives of many, has been enriched through her experience as a nurse. Her comedic style encompasses bluntness and charm, coupled with a razor-sharp wit makes her appealing to a wide and varied audience, particularly those working in the health sector.

This year Celebrating Aged Care Week will be held from 10-15 September, acknowledging the enormous contribution of Victoria’s thousands of aged care workers.

‘We’re delighted to have Georgie on board as this year’s Celebrating Aged Care Week ambassador,’ said Committee Chair, Vicki Farthing.

‘Her brand of comedy encompasses her 18 years’ experience as a nurse and appeals greatly to our aged care workers. She understands their experiences in the workplace, which is enjoyed through her comedy.’

Along with performing comedy shows throughout Australia, Ms Carroll has embarked on a television career, appearing as a regular panellist on Channel Ten’s ‘Have you been paying attention?’

‘I’m excited to be the ambassador for Celebrating Aged Care Week and supporting the hard and dedicated workers of the public sector aged care,’ said Ms Carroll.

‘I truly believe that laughter is the best medicine and our public sector aged care workers bring plenty of cheer to their residents, and a high level of quality of care that often goes un-recognised. Celebrating Aged Care Week is an opportunity for all of us to get behind the work they do and the contributions they make.’

More than 150 Victorian public residential aged care facilities will celebrate the contribution made by aged care workers and volunteers.

The Celebrating Aged Care Week campaign has been running since 2012 and is an initiative of the PSRAC committee: a network of public sector aged care directors of nursing committed to the improvement of the public residential aged care sector.

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