Stories of Shenton Park - Cathy

cathy.jpgCome October, Shenton Park hospital will be closing forever.

For many staff the hospital has been their entire working life and the memories made there will stay with them forever.

To commemorate well over 100 years in the community, members at Shenton Park will share some of their best memories and reflect on the closing of the hospital on our blog.

First up is United Voice delegate and Enrolled Nurse Cathy Czerniak.

Cathy has spent the past 34 years working at Shenton Park campus; her entire working life.

“I’m very sad because I’ve worn the Royal Perth emblem all my life,” she said.

“My most memorable moment was probably recently when I got Employee of the Month.

“I felt very privileged to be singled out because we’re a great team.”

Cathy says her most memorable as a United Voice member working at Shenton Park campus was the anti- privatisation rally several years ago.

“We rallied outside Colin Barnett’s office,” she recalled.

“There was about 800 people and I stood up and had a little rant.

“I was really, really nervous at first but once I got there and we were all singing and chanting, it was really exciting.

“I felt really good.”

Cathy says she’s going to miss a lot about Shenton Park campus because she’s been there her whole working career.

“I know its old but it had character and a lot of memories there and there’s probably a lot of spirits there,” she said.

“It was just like a little country hospital.

“It’s just a very sad time; it’s sad that it’s closing.”

Keep an eye on our Facebook Page this month for more stories from United Voice members at Shenton Park.