Combining a background in nursing with management and operational expertise, Amanda Green is an invaluable piece of the puzzle at Qudos Bank Arena Vaccination Centre.
As the deputy executive director to Dr Emma McCahon, Amanda provides operational and logistical oversight to ensure the state’s largest vaccination centre runs smoothly and safely each day.
“It’s such an exciting time, whilst challenging. It really means a lot to me to be able to make a difference for our community,” Amanda said.
“This is an opportunity for me to consolidate my nursing, clinical, management and operational experience together to be able to look at the clinical risks, and what systems and processes need to be in place from a governance and safety point of view to achieve a positive and safe outcome.
It’s all about how can we improve the health of our community and the patients that we provide care too.”
Amanda joined the team at Qudos from the Pandemic Operations Centre at Western Sydney Local Health District – meaning she’s no stranger to guiding a big team through a changing environment.
The lessons she has learned from both roles are about the power of teamwork.
“Western Sydney Local Health District can do pretty much anything that we set our minds to – but we can’t do it alone. It’s the strength of the partnerships we have here that make it a success,” Amanda said.
“We’ve got a great team leveraging off everyone’s experience. Their willingness to help and make a difference is so inspiring. Everyone wants to do their bit, no one complains and it’s a beautiful thing to watch everyone pull together for the greater good.”
In addition to the teamwork, Amanda said she’s also been encouraged by the community support and cooperation.
“I am so privileged to have had the opportunity to work in partnership with all our staff, stakeholders and community members in managing the issues that we have confronted throughout this pandemic,” Amanda said.
“The community response and support for health workers is something in my career I will never forget, and I am so proud of everyone working together.
“The more people who get vaccinated, the safer our community will be. We need to work together to keep our family and loved ones protected, and then we will all be able to enjoy the things we’ve missed.”
WSLHD thanks our partners at the Qudos Bank Arena Vaccination Centre including NSW Police, NSW Transport, Baxter Healthcare, Western Sydney University, NSW Pathology and everyone rolling up their sleeves to get vaccinated.