Dedication, desire, passion and commitment have been key components to Tina Thung’s 50 years working as a nurse and midwife.
Helping to support patients and their families lies at the core of the Merrylands Community Health Centre child and family health nurse.
Tina started training as a nurse in September 1970 in London, aged 17 and spent 12 years working in different locations including a London psychiatric hospital.
In 1982, Tina and husband David moved to Sydney to start a family and embark on a new chapter in her career.
After the birth of their first child in 1987, she returned to nursing at Westmead Hospital’s obstetrics unit where she served a further 16 years.
In 2003, Tina accepted a role at Merrylands Community Health Centre as a child and family health nurse where she remains.
The Cherrybrook resident and mother of two enjoys helping Western Sydney families.
”Knowing I’ve made a difference in helping patients and families is rewarding,” Tina said.
“I work with a supportive and friendly team of health professionals who all pitch in and help each other out.
“I feel blessed being a nurse and midwife and I encourage the next generation to consider nursing or midwifery as a rewarding and exciting career.”
Tina has no current plans to retire from her community health centre setting.
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