August 3, 2022

A welcome space for Junior Doctors

With support from the Junior Medical Staff Association (JMSA), our junior doctors have completed a ‘Block style’ renovation of their residential lounge.

Liz Shaw, Director, Northern Doctors Workforce – Operations, says the transformation included “a lick of paint, new furniture and flooring, spray painted kitchen cupboards, and the courtyard receiving a much needed upgrade with new furniture, plants and even a herb garden.”

“The extra styling and special touches give the whole space a homely feel – the perfect place for our doctors to unwind. In particular, the succulent ornamental pots were created by Dr Bee Yen Ooi, who makes them on the side for the Dana Charity Group, with proceeds going to fund various community-based programs both here and in Malaysia.”

Dr Natina Monteleone, Junior Medical Staff Association Residential Officer, says she, along with her colleagues, Dr Tom Neal-Williams and Dr Thomas Shiels, have been working to transform the lounge for the last six months.

“We wanted a space that was welcoming and homely, where all the junior doctors could go and have their break and relax in between their time on the wards,” she said.

She had special praise for Karl Swash and the Engineering team, for all their assistance.

Dr Pierce Marsden, Co-President of the JMSA, joining in the celebration said, “It looks exceptional and is now a beautiful space that we all really deserve after two hard long years. I think the team have done an amazing job and I would like to thank the rest of the JMSA.”

From left to right: Dr Tom Neal-Williams, Dr Thomas Shiels and Dr Natina Monteleone
Dr Pierce Marsden, Dr Natina Monteleone and Karl Swash