Tygerberg Hospital's Long-Serving Employees Honoured
Tygerberg Hospital held a special long-service awards ceremony for employees who have been employed by the Western Cape Government for the past 20, 30, and 40 years on 24 October 2012.
Five hundred and seventy-seven (577) employees received certificates and were honoured for their uninterrupted and devoted public service. The event was held at Moyo, Spier outside Stellenbosch. Ms Aletta du Toit, a Chief Radiographer at the hospital, has been imaging patients for 42 years. She started her career at Karl Bremer Hospital when Tygerberg Hospital was still being built. In 1973 she started working at Tygerberg Hospital.
The highlight of her career was when she was transferred from the Diagnostic Department to the Department of Nuclear Medicine. It enabled her to further her career. What Ms Du Toit finds the most rewarding about her work in the nuclear department is the feedback from the patients, with whom she works for a length of time.
She is very glad to make a difference to people’s lives: “I want to encourage young people out there to consider Tygerberg Hospital as a workplace of choice, because the hospital offers a number of training opportunities for professionals.” Ms Johanna Wynand, a General Assistant who is 61 years old, was very young when she started working at Tygerberg Hospital’s hostel. Her advice to young staff members: “Please look after your work, and listen to your supervisor.”
She enjoys her work at Tygerberg Hospital. Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, said: “So many years of their lives in the service of the Department of Health stands testimony to commitment and loyalty. Our Department is fortunate to have employees who work for us for so many years. It brings consistency into the workplace. I can only say thank you.