Mar 30, 2021
My name is David and I’ve worked at The Adelaide Clinic for four years.
Describe your job without using a position title?
In my role I provide clinical leadership and operational management of all clinical departments within our hospital and outpatient services. I support all clinical staff to provide and achieve effective and achievable outcomes to enrich our patients’ journey while in our care. I am fortunate enough to spend time each day with such a diverse range of highly skilled clinical professionals that encompasses the true meaning of a strong health care workforce within a positive environment.
What motivates you and why?
There are so many variables that I feel motivated, on a daily basis, within my role. These include being part of a great team, supporting our staff and patients, while utilising the resources available to us within the organisation.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I have always had a desire to learn several trades. Building and Electrical, so that I could further expand my home renovations and minimise the “middle man”.
What does the Year of Health and Care Workers mean to you?
I don’t think this could come at a better time, with what we all have experienced the past 12 months. COVID has highlighted how important health care workers are to our local communities and global population. The ongoing dedication and true spirit of all health care professionals is evident in everyday life, but this year marks how important this is and to recognise those who go above and beyond.
What would you say to inspire future generations of workers in health care?
Never give up! Strive for the best you can be. In those low-spirited moments you may experience as a healthcare professional, remember that you are improving someone’s life, no matter the age or condition. Helping those who are in need and making a difference is so important for our future.