Get to know: Julius Quiring
Meet Julius Quiring, Nurse Unit Manager, Palliative Care Unit, Northern Hospital Epping.
Q: What is your coffee order?
A: I have recently discovered the benefits of taking mini breaks for my internal recovery. I head to Henry’s Cafe and order my daily large caramel latte. Such a treat!
Q: Who do you most admire in your life?
A: As a young man my parents were my inspiration. My late mother was a generous and caring person who loved her family. She put herself last to ensure all our needs were met. My father was equally supportive. Although less emotional, he was an excellent role model and worked so hard for the family generally.
These days my admiration is for my wife. She is my rock who supports and encourages me at every turn and is always there for me. Her patience and love for our beautiful children is admirable, and this provides great peace for me.
Q: What is the one thing you have enjoyed about your job recently?
A: Our Gratitude Board provides much joy for me presently, where a display of cards from family/friends of loved ones expressing their appreciation of the Palliative Care Unit (PCU) and its staff. These genuine words provide great motivation for all of us.
My team has weathered the storm through the different changes/challenges we’ve faced recently. However, despite this, the all-embracing care has never altered. I feel very honoured to lead such a resilient team that sticks together and supports each other.
Q: What is something you are looking forward to in the future (professionally)?
A: I continue to look forward to opportunities to grow and develop my leadership skills. And hopefully expand our resources to potentially serve more of our community. An important goal at some stage would be that our PCU be recognised as one of the best units of its nature in Australia!
Q: Where did you grow up?
A: I grew up in the Philippines where I learned the value of family, respect, generosity, positivity and humour. I consider myself a very lucky man!