June 2, 2023

Get to know: Lyndall Fleming


Meet Lyndall Fleming, Receptionist and Switchboard Operator, Northern Hospital Epping.

Q: What was your first job?

A: My first job was as a Girl Friday with John Brown Knitwear in Collingwood, relieving switchboard and filing. It was my first job where I had to travel on the train to and from Collingwood from Reservoir. I remember everyone talking on the train and making many conversations. On one of those train trips, l met my husband. We’ve been married for 48 years.

 Q: Who made a difference in your life as a child?

A: My father made a difference in my life with his great work ethic. He was a builder and a property developer and has built many houses around Keon Park, Thomastown, Epping and Lalor.

Q: What do you love most about your job?

A: I work as a Receptionist and a Switchboard Operator and l love the people l work with. My colleagues are like my second family, and I love the problem-solving element of my job for patients and visitors. I sometimes feel like a detective on my job.

 Q: Tell us about a goal you have set for yourself and how you worked towards achieving it?

A: When l was a young girl, I wanted to be a builder, just like my father. Back in the days and being a female, it wasn’t a profession that my mother recommended I pursue. The second choice was to become a receptionist and I made it.

 Q: Beach or mountain?

A: Beach definitely! I have spent many years at our family beach house swimming, surfing, walking and I hope to retire soon to a house by the ocean.