HUMANS OF THE HOSPITAL: Ndaizivei Mathuthu

“I really enjoy working at the sexual health clinic. It’s a relaxed environment and I really like the continuity of patient treatment, getting to see people over and over again.

We see people when they are sick and then get to see them again when they are well again – I like to know what’s going on in people’s lives.

I was born in Zimbabwe and came to Australia in 2007. The biggest difference between working as a nurse here compared to Zimbabwe is the technology and medications available in Australia are more advanced which makes life a lot easier.

Three weeks ago I saw this young fella who wanted to access PrEP HIV prevention.

He was quite late for his appointment but I didn’t want to lose him and needed to make sure we engaged him in care due to a number of factors. After some reshuffling, we were able to perform an STI screening and give him access to PrEP.

He’ll be back in three months. Patient care is very important to me.”

– Ndaizivei Mathuthu, Registered Nurse at Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre (Parramatta Clinic).

Sexual Health Week is 12 to 18 September and is the perfect excuse to talk about sexual health and relationship wellbeing.

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