Congratulations to Lesline Alleyne for being our July 31st Fortune Fridays 50/50 Staff Lottery winner!
Our 50/50 lottery is a great opportunity for staff to participate in something fun and give back to North York General. It’s also an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the dedicated staff that make our hospital such an amazing place. We spoke with Lesline to learn more about her role at North York General.
Q: Aside from winning, what do you like about the staff lottery?
A: I love that it’s a win-win where both the hospital itself and its staff benefit. I’m so stoked by the whole concept.
Q: What’s your role at North York General?
A: I’m a registered nurse in the mental health unit and I’ve just transferred to the child and adolescent unit. My mains duties involve ensuring patients are safe and have the coping skills to manage stressors when not in the hospital setting, including adhering to medication in order to function effectively once discharged.
Q: Why did you choose to work at North York General?
A: I was hired at NYGH after moving from Quebec to Ontario in 1991. I thought the manager who hired me was amazing, and I have been incredibly fortunate to have understanding managers who have helped me maintain a good work-life balance throughout my time at NYGH. I have never wanted to leave, even though I live just 10 minutes away from another hospital.
Q: Describe a time when you felt that you really made a difference in a patient’s life.
A: While working in surgery years ago, a patient had stopped breathing and a code blue, which signals an adult patient in distress, was called. Fortunately, the patient was resuscitated.
Our next Fortune Fridays 50/50 Staff Lottery is on Friday, August 28th. The jackpot stands at $3,868 and counting. Do you want to be the next big winner, like Lesline?