A MOTHER and son team at Bass Coast Health (BCH) are keeping people as healthy as can be through their service to the organisation and the community.

Bernie and Blake Carew are valued members of the BCH team; Bernie as a registered nurse and Blake as the new supply manager.

They’re also valued members of the Dalyston Football Netball Club, where Blake captains the seniors and Bernie is a lifelong supporter.

Blake was recently promoted to the role of supply manager, looking after everything that is purchased, from paper and pens to personal protective equipment, theatre operating loan kits for hip replacements and a fleet of 50.

“The best thing about BCH is the people who work here,” Blake said.

“I am lucky to be joining a tight, efficient and high functioning team in the current supply department.

“Knowing and working with Gary Scholz, Lee Reiter and Brad Mott will make the transition in my new role smooth and enjoyable.

“I am lucky to have the opportunity to walk into a high performing, well-functioning department left by Jeremy Hall.”

Blake has been with the organisation since 2012, however, his connection with Wonthaggi Hospital hails back to the day he was born there.

More recently, he was asset management coordinator, in charge of ensuring long-lasting equipment such as cars, medical, IT and engineering infrastructure have the longest and safest lifecycle they possibly can.

He also managed the purchase of equipment made available through generous donations from the community.

“I love the bigger families that make up our community: footy clubs, my gym – CrossFit Bass Coast – and BCH. I like to contribute to something bigger than me,” he said.

Bernie has been with BCH for 18 years, and as a registered nurse, she loves working with her son.

“I have always jumped at every opportunity to grow within my role and have felt BCH has given me the opportunity to be a successful nurse and advocate for our community,” she said.