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5 Historic Sydney Hospitals

Sydney Eye Hospital (Woolloomooloo)

The current Sydney Eye Hospital sits next to Parliament House on Macquarie Street but it’s former site used to call Woolloomooloo home. The V-shaped pale building oozes character and still stands proudly despite the modern luxury developments that have sprouted around it.

In it’s debut year 3000 patients presented at the Casualty Department of the ophthalmic hospital and by 1981 it hit 75,000. Before it became a hospital it had multiple uses such as a coffee palace, hotel and allegedly as a brothel.

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Recruitment: Too Cool for (Old) School?

God knows how I “fell in to recruitment”. For an introvert that went bright red and barely squeaked when meeting people I somehow accepted a job (career?) that demanded exactly that; an awful lot of squeaking.

Well, to be truthful, I do know why; I had zero confidence, was desperately unhappy and I told myself I was not good enough to be a writer. It does not make sense at all, I know. On the upside the office was near my home and I had a knack of being a “nice guy” and that got me the job.

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Source: http://www.pricenomics.com

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My GP Journey

Only as recently as 18 months ago and hitting the big three-zero did I start to take my health seriously.

Ironically despite working in the health industry for the past 6 years I was particularly good at telling others what they should do but put up the classic male bravado when it came to health; refusing to go the doctor until I could not get out of bed and telling myself “it will go away”.

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Source: RACGP / Youtube – Originally appearing at http://www.crikey.com.au here
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Get Your Fax Right

I guarantee my 19 year-old sister would look at me open-mouthed, frowning if I asked her if she knew what a fax machine was. The long form facsimile according to Wikipedia is, “…from the Latin fac simile or “make alike” and is a copy or reproduction of an old book, manuscript, map, art print, or other item of historical value that is as true to the original source as possible.” Of course in this tech-savvy age we are all digital creatures. In our personal and business lives we live, breathe and consume instant, digital and paperless communication. Even in Australia where the majority of the world’s perceptions are still based on Crocodile Dundee and of course The Simpsons episode when the family travels Down Under, we (naturalized) are surely some of the most advanced people on earth.

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