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Ward 2D were in party-mode this week with much-loved Respiratory Nurse Unit Manager, Katherine Brady, celebrating 30yrs of service at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.
“I moved to Brisbane with my husband three weeks after we were married in 1989 and applied for a job at PA Hospital and got it.
“I wanted something challenging so began my PAH employment in Oncology in the old hospital but, after five years, I moved to Respiratory and I’ve been the CNC, NPC and NUM here ever since,” said Ms Brady.
According to Katherine, what she loves most about PA Hospital is the challenge.
“At times it can be stressful but it’s a very rewarding career and I really enjoy being here.
“I love being with the team and all the wonderful nurses who have been through here,” she said.
The team have been recognised as having a culture of success through the Best Practice Australia survey.
“It’s the people who keep me here - from the doctors to the nurses, support staff as well as our cleaning staff; they are all amazing.
“I’m very proud of the highly skilled team we have on this ward and how I have been involved in building that,” she said.
Katherine has recently returned to her post as Nurse Unit Manager in 2D after taking some time off to beat breast cancer and the team couldn’t be more delighted to have her back.
Congratulations on 30 years Katherine!