“Nursing wasn’t my first career choice.

I worked in hospitality for five years after I finished school – but a lot of my friends who are nurses told me I would make a good nurse, so I decided to pursue this path and I’m so glad I did!

I joined the cardiology team after working with them while I completed my Endorsed Enrolled Nurse TAFE training, and now I’m doing a three-year Bachelor of Nursing qualification through the University of Technology Sydney.

Cardiology suits me as it’s practical for any real-life situations.

Juggling work and study can be challenging, but I attend university with two colleagues who work on the same ward as me which is really nice.

I enjoy working on the wards with patients at Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital (BMDH) and the staff are super helpful and always willing to lend a hand or answer my questions.

The staff are like a family and everyone greets me when I arrive and asks how I’m going. I hope to stay at BMDH when I complete my degree.”

– Antoinette Fahim, C61 cardiology ward EEN Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital

‘Humans of the Hospital’ is dedicated to the inspiring humans working at Westmead, Blacktown, Mount Druitt Auburn and Cumberland hospitals in western Sydney.