I live in Geelong and I can work at six hospitals between here and my house. But I choose to work at Western Health because it is such a great place to work, thanks to the community spirit that exists across the organisation.
As a qualified theatre nurse, I have worked in most areas of theatre. I actually started my career as a night cleaner and worked my way through every role in theatre at another health service before starting at Western Health. I am proud to now oversee the Williamstown Theatre Department as Nurse Unit Manager.
In January 2018 I celebrated 10 years as a proud Western Health employee. Over the past decade, I have come to realise that Western Health is progressive and full of opportunity. The staff here look for the best outcomes for their patients.
There are always patients who leave a lasting impression. We have a very special relationship with the dental hospital where we treat patients who have special needs. We received a beautiful letter from the mother of one of the patients from that list, thanking us for the care we gave to her son. She said it was the first time that they’d felt like their son had been treated like a person. It still makes me quite teary when I talk about it because it just reminds me of how good we are at what we do, and the difference we make for our patients and their families.
The philosophy of best care is not just a statement, it’s what Western Health provides. I am proud to be a part of that.
Paul created this campaign to support research at Western Health.