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2021, Year of the Health & Care Worker

2021 has been designated as the International Year of Health and Care Workers (YHCW) in appreciation and gratitude for their unwavering dedication in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

To celebrate our Health and Care workers at Shellharbour Private Hospital, each month we will be featuring a different employee in our Employee Spotlight series. This series was born with the belief that your life experiences make you the unique person you are today and influence what you bring to the amazing culture here at Shellharbour Private. We have chosen to feature those incredible individuals with a blog post dedicated to them.

To kick things off, we introduce you to Shellharbour Private's Physiotherapist- Helen Fang.


How long have you worked for Shellharbour Private?

I have worked for Shellharbour Private Hospital for two and a half years. I was first employed in 2018.

What is your current role?

My current role here at Shellharbour is Physiotherapist and I work alongside the allied health team to provide care for both inpatients and outpatients.

Why did you choose to become a Health or Care Worker?

I have always wanted to work in health since high school. The idea of working with people, helping them move and feel better has always seemed like a really fun and rewarding thing to do for a career. Having that positive influence and making a difference.

Have you had any other roles with HCA previously?

This is my first role within Healthe Care.


What do you enjoy most about your role?

I love working in a diverse environment: being able to treat inpatients, surgical patients, having one on one outpatient sessions, and working with people with Parkinson’s disease through our PD Warrior Program. The variety keeps me on my toes.

How does your role contribute to positive patient experiences and/or outcomes?

Not only do physiotherapists focus on physically improving patient’s function and strength, we also like to keep things light-hearted and fun in the gym environment. I’ve found that this makes our patients have a more enjoyable experience, and improve outcomes.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received and would like to pass on to your colleagues?

Don’t be afraid to ask for help – we are all life-long learners.

Provide us a highlight in your career that you would like to share.

Over the last two years at Shellharbour Private, I am extremely proud of playing an integral part in creating and developing the Shellharbour Private PD Warrior Program. The P.D Warrior Program provides early intervention strategies for people who have been diagnosed with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease. The unique therapy approach helps build patients confidence, improve mobility and helps fight the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Interested in joining our team? Check out our careers page.