Aug 17, 2021
My name is Penny Hasted and I’ve worked at Nambour Selangor Private Hospital for 14 years.
Describe your job without using a position title?
I work on a diverse mixed medical ward with a strong focus on Palliative care. In my day-to-day role I’m able to provide clinical care and support to patients in our Day Infusion Unit and on the ward.
What motivates you and why?
I feel honoured and privileged to be able to make a difference in a person’s life. To help that person write the final chapter in their life story, celebrating the memories they’ve made & shared with their loved ones. There’s no greater reward than being there for someone when they are at their weakest and most vulnerable.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I would love to be handy with the tools and know how to build something or fix something with my own hands. I always thought if I wasn’t a nurse, I’d be a mechanic!
What does the Year of Health and Care Workers mean to you?
It’s wonderful to receive praise and recognition for the amazing and often selfless work that we all do in a field that’s so vital for human survival.
What would you say to inspire future generations of workers in health care?
Health care offers you so many opportunities and career avenues. It’s an industry that is always evolving and growing, enabling you to continuously gain new knowledge and skills. You will meet new people every day, in new & different situations every day and the feeling of accomplishment and making an impact on someone’s life is so rewarding.