Caboolture Hospital builds next generation of doctors
Dr Grace Wagon is a proud member of the Caboolture Hospital team.
For Grace, the decision to continue at the hospital was an easy one for several reasons, including the team environment, exposure to a wide and varied case load, and the hospital’s proximity to her family and friends in Brisbane.
“I’ve always had an interest in heath and helping people, so studying to become a doctor was a natural progression for me,” Grace said.
“I’m originally from Brisbane but completed my studies in Victoria. Having the opportunity to come back to Queensland and be near my loved ones has been wonderful.
“I love working at Caboolture Hospital. Everyone is so friendly and it’s nice to walk down the hallways and be able to recognise and say hello to colleagues from departments throughout the hospital.
“I have found that everyone is eager to teach and I’ve learnt a lot from the fabulous medical staff, midwives and nurses who work here.”
Grace is currently working in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department where she provides care to patients in the maternity unit and outpatient clinics such as the antenatal clinic and gynaecology.
“I’ve really enjoyed working in the outpatient clinic this year. I enjoy sitting down with patients, hearing what has been going on in their life and working out a plan for their care together,” said Grace.
“I would encourage all medical students and junior doctors to consider working at Caboolture Hospital.
“It’s a busy hospital but the teams are generally smaller than at the big hospitals, so there are plenty of opportunities for hands-on experience and to really feel like part of the team.”