September 16, 2022

Get to know: Danika Arney

In today’s ‘Get to know’ profile, we catch up with Danika Arney, Senior Clinician – Occupational Therapy (OT).

Firstly, what’s your coffee order?

I don’t drink coffee, but will occasionally have an almond hot chocolate.

Why and how did you choose your specialty?

I always wanted to work in health, and help people. Whilst in high school, I played netball with an Occupational Therapist, who introduced me to the Occupational Therapy profession. I was drawn to OT due to the nature of enabling others to participate in meaningful activities to achieve fulfilment in their daily activities and life. Whilst completing rotations at Northern Health, I really enjoyed working in an inpatient setting and was drawn to the fast-paced nature of acute.

What do you like most about your role?

Everyday is different as an acute OT – and I really enjoy the variety.

What is your greatest achievement or favourite memory since working here?

I have had so many achievements at Northern Health, such as progressing from grade 1 rotations to my current position as Senior Clinician in acute at Northern Hospital Epping. But the memories that stay with me are always getting the complex patients home. The gratitude that families have when their loved one finally gets home makes all the hard work worth it.

How do you relax after a long shift?

Going to the gym or taking a walk.

Where is a favourite place you’ve travelled and why?

London. There is so much to see and do! As a sports fan, visiting Lords was incredible.

What’s your favourite inspirational quote or figure?

“Do your best” – I try and live by this each day.

Which Northern Health value do you relate to best?

Together. Working together as a team is important to ensure that patients are able to achieve their best health outcomes. And I believe the teams and people I have worked with over the years, and now, is a big part of why I enjoy working at Northern Health.

Featured Image: Danika in London