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Cheers to 40 years!

22 July 2022

What do Prince William and Administration Officer Wendy Frankcom have in common? They both share a significant date 21/06/1982.

The date marked not only the birth of the prince, but the start of a 40-year (and growing) career with Queensland Health for Wendy. 

The Administration Officer worked in three different departments in her first month, before landing in Mental Health, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Service.

“When I applied for the position at the PAH, I had no idea I would end up working in the Division of Psychiatry (as it was known back then),” Wendy said. 

Fast forward 40 years and she is still there!

The diversity of the work has been one of the drawcards of Wendy’s role, with no two days the same. 

Wendy said working in the same place for 40 years has meant she had formed many long-term friendships with colleagues from all discipline.

She has also seen many registrars start their training and come back as consultants. 

Wendy has observed many changes during her role- the move from uniforms to civvies for the nursing staff, and the move from a hospital-based service to mostly community based, two of the most memorable. 

“I have been involved in setting up processes to streamline our service,” Wendy said.

“The main process that comes to mind was helping to set up our referral system, moving from handwritten referrals to the electronic blue-slip”.

Last updated 22 July 2022
Last reviewed 22 July 2022

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