Local graduate helping make a difference in our health system

Date: 25/10/2002

Liverpool Hospital administrator Bradley Scotcher is celebrating his recent graduation from the University of Western Sydney.

Bradley was one of 3100 students who took part in the 14 ceremonies held during October.

For Bradley, who graduated with a Master of Public Health, the day was a great reward after two years of hard work.

"I work as a hospital administrator at Liverpool Hospital. I actually graduated from UWS back in 1994 with a nursing degree, but I've moved into administration and felt a masters degree in public health would be good for my career advancement," he says.

"Having finished university a few years ago, it was a real challenge at first juggling work and study, but in the end it was worth it."

After a brief flirtation with accountancy during his school years, Bradley decided on a career in the health services where he could help people.

"I tried accountancy at school as work experience but I quickly realised it wasn't for me. I knew that I wanted to work in the health system. My father is an ambulance officer and he encouraged me to become a nurse," he says.

"Now that I work in the administration area, I do find myself missing the clinical work. Being a nurse is a tough job, and I have great respect and admiration for those guys who work in the hospital wards - they are so inspirational.

"Administration is my chosen career path and I'd like to think that my work is helping to make a difference."

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Amanda Whibley
Senior Media Officer
Phone: (02) 9678 7472
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Email: a.whibley@uws.edu.au