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2021, Year of the Health & Care Worker

2021 has been designated as the International Year of Health and Care Workers (YHCW) in appreciation and gratitude for their unwavering dedication in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

To celebrate 2021 as being recognised as The Year of the Health and Care worker, each month, we will be featuring a different employee in our Employee Spotlight series. This series was born with the belief that your life experiences make you the unique person you are today and influence what you bring to the amazing culture here at Hurstville Private. We have chosen to feature those incredible individuals with a blog post dedicated to them.

This month, we welcome you to our Assistant Accountant- Lauren Daniel


How long have you worked for Hurstville Private?

I have worked for Hurstville Private Hospital for two and a half years.

What is your current role?

My current role at Hurstville private is Assistant Accountant. The position is hugely instrumental in supporting the Hospital's Finance Manager as well as collaborating with teams to work on various accounting projects, verifying financial statements, and preparing yearly budgets.

Why did you choose to become a Health or Care Worker?

I chose to work in the health care industry as an opportunity to help people, even if I can only do this indirectly.

Have you had any other roles with HCA previously?

Yes, I was initially employed at Head Office in the Accounts Payable department until 2018 when a position opened up at Hurstville Private and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity!


What do you enjoy most about your role?

Working together with various teams to achieve our common goals, and knowing that we are all working to care for people

How does your role contribute to positive patient experiences and/or outcomes?

I feel my role helps to contribute to a positive patient experience, by assisting with the supply of goods and services, which helps others to fulfil their duties.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received and would like to pass on to your colleagues?

“Failure doesn't mean you are a failure, it just means you haven't succeeded yet”

Provide us a highlight in your career that you would like to share.

In 2019, I was awarded the Healthe Care ‘Love your work’ award. The made me feel very appreciated for my efforts.

The Love your Work (LYW) Award is a Healthe Care initiative to encourage employees to recognise their colleague's exceptional work and contribution to an environment that people love to work in.

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Interested in joining our team? Check out our careers page.