Springsure local appointed Director of Nursing
9 February 2021
Springsure Multi-Purpose Health Service’s new Director of Nursing is a very familiar face, with local Tammy Peters recently appointed to the role.
Mrs Peters first arrived in Springsure on a three-month contract back in 1984, and apart from a two-year stint in Toowoomba when she did her midwifery training and married a Springsure local, it’s been her home.
“I’m very excited to be back among my people,” she said.
She spent about seven years working in the Central West, as Director of Nursing at Tambo Primary Health Clinic, and relieving senior nurses as Nurse Unit Manager and Director of Nursing in towns such as Blackall, Isisford and Windorah.
She’s also been relieving Directors of Nursing and Nurse Unit Managers across the Central Highlands for some time.
“I’ve decided to commit to a permanent position and it’s lovely to be back with people I know,” she said.
“After being a reliever for so long it will be nice to be able to follow through with things and come up with some of my own ideas.
“Springsure is a great place to work. It’s got a very good team and everybody’s good at what they do.
“We have 12 aged-care residents and I’ve known most of them since I first moved to Springsure, so I know about their families and their lives.
“We also have emergencies and acute hospital patients and provide a very good service to the community.”