Honouring our Excellence Award Winners for 2023

4 December 2023

Our Southern Cross Care Chair’s Dinner was held on Thursday 23 November, where our leaders, staff and invited guests attended and celebrated the winners of our SCCQ Employee Excellence Awards.

It was a wonderful celebration of the SCCQ staff members who have gone above and beyond, as nominated by their fellow team members, and are truly living our core values of Service, Courage and Compassion each day in their jobs.

Manpreet Masuta, Clinical Care Manager from SCC Raceview, won the 2023 Leadership Excellence Award. Manpreet has been an outstanding leader in the role of Clinical Manager for our Raceview home, but this year she also stepped up to take on the Acting Residential Manager role for a period of time, and is currently filling the Acting Residential Manager role at SCC Holland Park aged care home.

“Learning the role of the Residential Manager whilst giving leadership support to her team has seen Manpreet shine. She speaks beautifully to her team and spends quality time with residents and their families. Manpreet is never too busy for staff and is always there to support each and every one her team”, as said by her fellow team members.

Layla Evans, Personal Carer from SCC Caloundra took out the Employee Excellence Known & Loved Stars Award. Layla brings an absolute sense of fun with her to her lifestyle duties and is able to connect with residents on a personal level, knowing their family members names and important celebrations.

Our CEO, Jason Eldering congratulated the winners and also expressed his appreciation for the Knights, our Chair, our Board and Committee members, our Executive Leadership team, and all SCCQ staff for the contribution they all make to the organisation.

“We are blessed with great people and a great organisation who have gone above and beyond to make such a difference to the lived experience of the people we serve. It’s only together that we have been able to make SCCQ the wonderful organisation that it is and will continue to do great things”, said Jason.


SCCQ’s Chair, Francis Price with 2023 Leadership Award Winner, Manpreet Masuta


2023 Employee Excellence Stars Award Winner, Layla Evans with SCCQ’s Chief Operating Officer, Michael Wild.


SCCQ’s Chair, Francis Price with 2023 SCCQ Leadership Award Finalists


SCCQ’s Chief Operating Officer, Michael Wild with 2023 SCCQ Employee Excellence Award Finalists and SCCQ’s Chair, Francis Price