On the 11th of June 2017 our nurse Karen will celebrate 10 years service at the Glen Forrest Medical Centre.
To mark the occasion we asked her a few questions:
How long have you been a nurse?
I have been a nurse since 1984 and a midwife since 1988
Why did you become a nurse?
I have no real idea, It was an option at the time.
When I was looking for a job/career there wasn’t the options available that there are today.
There was still jobs for the boys and jobs for the girls.
Nursing was offered because I was a girl and I took the option and it was the best choice I ever made.
Which aspect of your job do you enjoy the most?
We are lucky here that we get to know many of our patients through all life stages.
It’s almost in par with the old community health system which allows us to know our patients and allows them to get to know us.
What do you like to do away from work?
Away from work I like to walk, read, do yoga, dance and spend time with my family.