“What other job do you get to meet so many people?”
Meet Irene Chan, registered nurse Sydney / Sydney Eye Hospital.
If you’ve ever been in the outpatient or emergency department of Sydney / Sydney Eye Hospital, chances are you would have met Irene.
She’s been working there as a full-time nurse since 1986.
In fact, she’s been going strong as a nurse since 1961, and says she’s nowhere near ready for retirement.
“Life is too short to feel tired,” says Irene.
“I’m continuously inspired by my job at the Sydney Eye Hospital.
“I love the variety of people, the patients, colleagues, volunteers – what other job do you get to meet so many people?”
On her days off, Irene still doesn’t rest. She volunteers at Taronga Zoo.
“I help visitors with directions and staying on the paths. I use the Zoo to charge my inbuilt battery. It helps me face the challenges at Sydney Eye Hospital.”
Irene is also a loyal donor to the Sydney Eye Hospital Foundation. “I give to the Foundation because I can see how they allocate the money. I know it gets to where it is needed!”