Each month Krystal Burt finds out what makes our Staff special, this month it's our head nurse Dee.
What made you decide to work in medicine?
When my grandfather was in a coma, the way the nurses cared and looked after him made me want to become a nurse.
Where did you study?
I did my certificate of nursing in Singapore from 2006-2008, and my bachelors of nursing in Murdoch University from 2009-2011.
How long have you been at CCMC?
I’m pretty much part of the furniture in CCMC – 6.5 years
What days do you work, and do you have set roster or does it change?
I have a set roster of working Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. I also work on Tuesdays and Saturdays if needed.
Best part of your job?
Forming unique bonds with patients, co-workers turning into best friends, and patients remembering you.
Worst part of your job?
When you are not there for the benefit of the patient.
What's the most important thing you've learned while working in medicine?
To be more patient, to be the listening ear, and there’s always something more to learn.
If you could work as a nurse anywhere in the world, where would it be?
In a cruise ship! It’s a whole new experience and that way I can travel to new places, explore and meet people from across the world.
Do you have any hobbies or special interests outside of work?
Watching movies & dancing. The last time I danced professionally is for Sangam 2017 (India independence day celebration). It was the first time I danced Garba, which is a form of dance originated in the state of Gujarat in India.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever – Mahatma Gandhi
What’s your favourite ’90s jam?
Backstreet Boys – I want it that way
What would you want your title to be when you retire?
Clinical RN or Dietician or Diabetes Educator
Who would win a fight between Spiderman and Batman?
Batman of course :D
If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Titanic – My heart will go on
What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?
I love to listen to Tamil songs and sing along and curse a lot of slow drivers who don’t keep up with the minimal speed limit.
What was the last gift you gave someone?
Jumbo Squishy Panda. It’s a novelty stress release soft toy and I gave it to my sister in law, who's a lawyer.