Meet Libby & Deb

Welcome back to our Meet the Team articles. Helping you get to know the wonderful staff at Southern Cross Care Tasmania.

Libby and Deb have both had long-term careers with Southern Cross Care.

Libby has worked at Rosary Gardens since 1994, and has 26 years’ experience in the Home’s laundry. During this time, she has also worked as a cleaner and in the servery. Deb has been at Rosary Gardens for eight-and-a-half years, starting off in the servery before moving into laundry.

They have both seen a lot of changes since they started with Southern Cross Care. Libby noted that when she first started at Rosary Gardens, the home had four-bed wards like a hospital setting, saying that it is much more homely now!

You meet quite a few Southern Cross Care team members who have developed friendships with their colleagues during their working life. Libby and Deb are great friends, however, interestingly, Libby and Deb’s families have known each other since they were young, and the pair actually attended school together! They enjoy each-other’s company and think it’s great to have a close friend at work.

They say that they have a good connection with the residents too.

‘They are full of praise. We are just like a big family really. You miss them when you are not here, and they miss us and tell us so.’