Mungindi nurse Lily Collier was introduced to the South West HHS from a very early age.
She was born in the St George Hospital and was delivered by a doctor who she now works with!
“It is equal parts daunting and amazing to be now working with the doctor who delivered me,” she said.
Lily, who was raised in Mungindi, knew as soon as she finished her Bachelor of Nursing Science at the USC (Sunshine Coast University) that she wanted to head home.
“I applied for the South West HHS graduate program which I’ve since completed and am now into my second year as a registered nurse at Mungindi Multipurpose Health Service (MPHS),” she said.
And Lily wouldn’t have it any other way!
“Mungindi is unique in so many ways. There is always something to do and always someone to laugh with,” Lily said.
“Working at the Mungindi MPHS has given me purpose. I love my job, the autonomy of rural nursing, and the opportunities South West HHS have provided for me. Nothing feels better than giving back to my community.”
She also encourages anyone thinking of rural and remote nursing to definitely give it a go!
“Take the leap! You won’t regret it. If you want a change of scenery, are keen to meet new people and want to become a competent, skilled health professional, the South West is for you,” she said.
“The South West is a beautiful area. Red dirt, open skies, and a whole lot of opportunity,” she said.
“Whether you’re on shift or have a day off, there is never a dull moment. The bush is a peaceful place to exist. And I love the lifestyle it provides outside of my work.”