Certificate II in Health Support Services students with Marilyn who runs the kitchen at Wami Kata.
HEALTH SERVICES STUDENTS HELP AT WAMI KATA
Students undertaking Certificate II in Health Support Services served meals to residents and performed kitchen duties during a visit to Wami Kata Old Folks Home on August 7.
Course lecturer Ms Emily Doran said it was a valuable experience for all students and they enjoyed the visit.
She said each student had a turn of stacking the dishwasher and unstacking, cleaning and restocking shelves in the store room.
“Marilyn, the lady who runs the kitchen, ran through all the procedures she has to do in a day, all the temperature checks etc,” Ms Doran said. “She was excellent.”
“I think the students enjoyed themselves, albeit being a bit tired after!”
Year 11 student Macacia said learning about all of the different dietary considerations that had to be considered for all the residents was interesting.
“Some residents can’t chew well, so they had to mash up their food and some were diabetic,” she said. “Some had to have medication with food.”
“They have to make sure everything is cleaned in a specific way to meet health and safety requirements.”
She said the best part about the visit was meeting and speaking with residents. The worst part was washing dishes.
“Wami Kata is set up to make residents feel at home,” she said.