Jan 26, 2021
My name is Leanne and I’ve worked at Pindara Private Hospital for 9 years.
Describe your job without using a position title?
In my role I take care of my patients everyday as they go through their health care journey by providing a support network and base for them and their families. I do this by co-ordinating, educating and providing hands on care in a variety of different settings.
What motivates you and why?
Knowing that I’m helping people who might be going through a really hard day today. Hopefully by me trying to make their day a little less difficult to face in any way I can, or that I might have made a small difference to that person today helps motivate me more than anything.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Where do I start? I’d love to learn how to play an instrument – and by play I mean play well where I don’t clear a room. I’d be great to learn how to keep my garden and flowers I desperately try to grow a little less sorry looking too – maybe develop these green fingers everybody talks about. I think the biggest one would be to start a course in animal training/services.
What does the Year of Health and Care Workers mean to you?
I think it’s been a very challenging time for so many workers in the health field with the current climate and unfolding situations, not only across Australia but globally. It’s sometimes difficult to quite put into words what this means and what staff have faced, having close personal family and friends working in overseas health care systems right now and having immediate family in the midst of this – I hold the year of the health and care worker close to my heart. Any appreciation and recognition for so many dedicated and amazing staff is always something to be valued and respected.
What would you say to inspire future generations of workers in health care?
To know that one life has breathed easier today because you have helped is to know you have succeeded at something far more important than all of it. Work as a health care worker is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do that great work is to really love what you do. Be humble – be happy – and be the hardest working person in the room – if even we are hungry half of the time.