Diane graduated as a Registered Nurse from St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne in 1980. In those days nurses wore white starched uniforms, hats and were known as “nursing sisters”. How times have changed!
Shortly after graduating Diane married Phillip, an Engineering Office in the RAAF; and their nomadic lifestyle began. They lived in 5 different states in Australia and spent 2 years in the U.K and 3 years in the U.S.A. Diane became proficient at “packing up” and moving house, making new friends and working in many varied environments. In 1994 Diane, her husband and her children were posted to Adelaide and they have called it home ever since.
Prior to commencing work in General Practice, Diane was employed as a civilian RN at the RAAF base Edinburgh Medical Facility, where she worked in the Outpatients Department and managed the operating theatre prior to its closure in 2010.
Diane enjoys working in General Practice as it enables her to engage one on one with patients and to work with like-minded professionals. She remains passionate about nursing and particularly likes assisting the Doctor's with procedures and loves the opportunity to meet and work with all age groups in the community, especially the babies and small children.
When Diane is not working she takes the opportunity to regularly walk in the bush trails of her neighbourhood and loves catching up with family and friends over a great coffee or glass of red. She continues to enjoy travelling and loves the arts.