COLLINSVILLE has welcomed a new nurse graduate to its health care team, all the way from her hometown of Wallangarra, on the Queensland and New South Wales Border.
With a rural upbringing, hinterland nursing is the right fit for Kate Saxby, who joined the Collinsville team, in January, and is loving every minute of it.
Ms Saxby said she has been welcomed with open arms by the staff at Collinsville Multi-Purpose Health Service (MPHS).
“I’m thoroughly enjoying the warmth and welcome I have received from staff at MPHS,” Ms Saxby said.
“I have never felt more comfortable in asking questions and reaching out for help in the clinical environment.
“As for the town itself, I’m loving how green the surrounding landscape is, and watching the morning sunrise over the mountains is my favourite part of finishing a night shift.”
Ms Saxby is a caring person, who loves nursing.
“I love patient care – getting to know a patient and their concerns and doing my best to problem solve those concerns for them,” she said.
Kate is enjoying the independence of doing patient assessments without having a ‘buddy’ sign off on them.
“It feels like transitioning from your learner driver’s license onto your P plates,” she said.
Collinsville Division Councillor, Michelle Wright said she was thankful the nursing team in Collinsville had such dedicated professionals.
“On behalf of the Collinsville community, we would like to welcome and congratulate Kate on her new role,” Cr Wright said. “As a community, we are extremely thankful and fortunate to have such dedicated healthcare professionals join the nursing team in Collinsville.”