Feb 09, 2021
My name is Adam and I’ve worked at North West Private Hospital for 12 years and 9 months. Prior to that I worked at St George Private. 22 years in various Ramsay Health Care hospitals.
Describe your job without using a position title?
My job is to keep all aspects of delivery of care here running by ensuring everyone, from administration to clinical staff to surgeons, has the items they require available.
What motivates you and why?
Motivation comes from working with a team, often behind the scenes, to keep everything running smoothly with the work we do. Without us, no one would have what they require to deliver health care to patients at the level of quality that Ramsay Health Care is known for.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
If I could learn anything, it would be to continue increasing my skills as a working cutler. A spare time occupation of mine for decades now. Everyone, every day, needs a knife to prepare food, or a razor to keep themselves tidy. I want my work on heirloom quality pieces to ensure they are valued and continue being used and passed down generation to generation.
What does the Year of Health and Care Workers mean to you?
The Year of Health and Care Workers gives a feeling of recognition from the greater population of the work we do to serve the community’s health care needs. Especially keeping that going during a year when many people were shut down, but needed us more than ever.
What would you say to inspire future generations of workers in health care?
Health care is an occupation where you can make a real difference to people’s lives at a time when they are vulnerable and need quality medical care as well as compassion and understanding. Both patients and their families. Everyone from surgeons to cleaners and support staff has a critical role to provide in that cycle of care. Work somewhere in an industry where you know you can make a real difference to people’s lives.