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QUEENSLAND, Natalie Burke

Natalie

Jan 05, 2021

Queensland

My name is Natalie and I’ve worked at St Andrew’s Ipswich Private Hospital for 2 years and 4 months.

Describe your job without using a position title?

My job involves anything from attending urgent requests and breakdowns to completing safety checks and providing technical advice regarding medical equipment.

What motivates you and why?

On-going learning and upskilling motivate me to help more people within my organisation. Nothing is more inspiring than seeing happy smiles of our staff and patients after successfully completing a task.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

I would love to learn woodworking and furniture restoration. Not only is it a creative and recreational hobby but it is also a sustainable way to reuse and recycle old pieces of wooden furnishings.

What does the Year of Health and Care Workers mean to you?

I see it as a great opportunity for all of us to come together and reflect back on how much hard work has been done by health and care professionals, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. Moving forward, I am hoping that the Year of Health and Care Workers will increase awareness and acknowledgement of the remarkable contribution these professions make to communities across the globe.

What would you say to inspire future generations of workers in health care?

Be inspired by difficulties, not defeated. Working in healthcare can sometimes be challenging but without a doubt, it is one of the most rewarding careers where you can make a difference every day.