Oct 12, 2021
My name is Kate Taylor and I’ve worked at Noosa Hospital for 6 years.
Describe your job without using a position title?
I work with a fantastic group of Allied Health clinicians and assist them with coordinating care for patients across many services - both within the acute hospital environment and the Allied Health department. These include a range of Day Rehab programs, outpatient clinics, hydrotherapy services, inpatient rehabilitation and acute post-surgical care.
What motivates you and why?
I really enjoy helping people and empowering people to be their best, achieve their goals and have a feeling of satisfaction with their work. I am grateful that I get to help both patients and staff to do this in my role. My clinical interest is rehabilitation and I particularly love to motivate others with exercise and movement to help improve their quality of life.
Supporting and educating people is integral in health care, and education to both patients and colleagues has a huge flow on effect with improving patient outcomes and service delivery. I was lucky enough to grow up in beautiful Noosa and so I also feel grateful to be able to give back to the community that has given me so much over the years.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I’d love to be able to solo sky dive or learn to fly a plane.
What does the Year of Health and Care Workers mean to you?
I’ve worked in the health care setting in Queensland since 2005 so for me it’s about acknowledging the amazing work that is done on a daily basis in so many different settings – whether it be regional and remote communities, tertiary hospital environments or an outpatient clinic - every person and place in health care has a significant and valuable role to play in their community.
What would you say to inspire future generations of workers in health care?
Working in health is an extremely rewarding and fulfilling career that can take you anywhere you’d like to go. You’ll get to meet so many interesting characters along the way and improve the lives of many! There is no better feeling than watching someone transform before your very eyes.