Welcome new NUMS at Broadmeadows
Broadmeadows Hospital has recently welcomed two new Nurse Unit Managers. Naveeni Natkunarajah is the new NUM of Unit 1 and Belinda Nash is now the NUM of Unit 2.
Naveeni started in early November and says this has been an ultimate career goal since she started her nursing career about 16 years ago.
“I just couldn’t say no when the opportunity came up. Before taking this role, I was working in various nursing roles; as an aged care and rehab nurse coordinator, an ANUM and discharge support,” she said.
She came across to Northern Health in 2017 and is a passionate resident of the northern suburbs.
“Northern Health has got a lot of potential – it has a large catchment area and it’s a beautiful facility for our multicultural community. Broadmeadows Hospital is an amazing facility and we are working at ways to increase its utilisation and better inform Northern teams of the services we offer here,” she said.
Naveeni added she is looking forward to growing with the community and seeing what the next months will bring.
Belinda Nash, the new Nurse Unit Manager of Unit 2, is new to Northern Health, and is very excited to be here.
“I have a lot to learn, but I am looking forward to the new challenge. Previously, I’ve spent 20 years at Austin Health and, during that time, I was the unit manager for a couple of wards and also a site manager,” she said.
It was ultimately the idea of change itself that made her come to Northern.
“After being in an organisation for so long, it was time for a change. As Naveeni pointed out, this is a growth corridor and I feel I can bring a lot to the table in regards to my background and my experience. I am looking forward to building the team and working with others at Northern Health. I’m definitely getting a family feel here at Northern,” she said.
Grant Taylor, Director of Nursing and Site Operations for Broadmeadows Hospital, welcomes both Naveeni and Belinda to their new roles.
“Naveeni and Belinda bring a wealth of experience, enthusiasm and dedication to their roles and I very much look forward to working with them both in further developing their respective units and teams,” he said.
Featured image (left to right): Belinda Nash and Naveeni Natkunarajah