Nursing in the Tropics: Experience the Lifestyle! (circa 2002)

Today on Twitter, out of the blue, Mick Blair reminded me of a twenty-year-old poster.

Sometime in the early 2000s (2001 or 2002, I think) my local health service went on a recruitment drive titled, “Nursing in the Tropics: Experience the Lifestyle!”.

The poster featured ten nurses.

Nine of the nurses are female and doing stuff.

One of the nurses is male and just standing around not obviously participating in a task. That nurse is me. However, to be fair, I may have been reflecting on-, or planning for-, something important. I don’t know. It was a long time ago. Don’t judge me man. 😬

Anyway, I was pleased to be reminded of the campaign poster today, and wanted to plonk it here on the website for nostalgia’s sake and so I can find it again PRN.

Nursing in the Tropics: Experience the Lifestyle! Cairns Health Service District poster (circa 2002)

One More Thing

The “Nursing in the Tropics: Experience the Lifestyle!” campaign ran its course many years ago. There is a fresher, funkier campaign in its place. Check out the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (CHHHS) #HealthUpNorth hashtag on social media, and/or check out the CHHHS careers page: cairns-hinterland.health.qld.gov.au/careers

I’ve been working here since the mid-90s (actually working, not just standing there like I am in the poster), and it’s good. The people are what makes it great, but the climate and user-friendliness of living in a compact city with world-class attractions and an international airport on its doorstep help too. Working in Cairns was, and remains, a quality of life decision that I’ve never regretted.

End Notes

That’s it. As always, feel free to leave feedback via the comments section below.

Sincere thanks to Mick Blair for the tweet/nostalgia trip. 🙂

Paul McNamara, 8 August 2022

Short URL: meta4RN.com/tropics

1 thought on “Nursing in the Tropics: Experience the Lifestyle! (circa 2002)

  1. Mick Blair

    The photo reminds me of the time we both agreed it was time! Time to give up smoking! We made a pact together, it helped me…. I have never broken our pact!
    Thanks Paul, you may have saved my life?

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