Leisure & Lifestyle – Pip Briggs, May Shaw Health Centre Inc.

Skye Harvey Unsung Heroes – Individual

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May Shaw Health Centre Inc.

We would like to posthumously recognise a beloved staff member who worked with May Shaw for over 6 years, Pip Briggs. Pip tragically died in a car accident on the 6th May 2022. Pip had recently resigned from May Shaw and was moving her family to Campbell Town.

Whilst at May Shaw, Pip was a carer before joining our Leisure & Lifestyle team. Pip was a vibrant, loving, caring and fun member of May Shaw’s team. The residents loved her and appreciated the care and focus she had on meeting all their individual needs.

Staff have many memories of the Above and Beyond tasks that she did with our residents. One was when she took a resident out who had refused to leave her room for 5 years. Pip took her to her home where they played with her miniature goats (who also on another occasion came on site to visit) and did a tour of the Swansea township looking at all the changes over the past 5 years.

A major focus for Pip had been how to get the residents to the beach. Pip worked tirelessly on applications for beach wheelchairs to be purchased to enable non-ambulant residents to be able to enjoy our beautiful Schouten Beach in Swansea. This proposal included the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council providing a concrete path to enable our staff and residents to gain access to this beach via beach wheelchairs.

May Shaw and Pip’s family will continue this project to help Pip’s dream come alive.

Thank you Pip from the hearts of all at May Shaw.

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