People in Private: Sarah Black

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Hollywood Private Hospital Diabetes Educator, Sarah Black used to play the clarinet and was in the Channel 7 band.

What do you love about your job? And why?
I absolutely love the people I get to interact with, from patients and their families, to Hollywood staff, nurses and doctors. I particularly love it when I help someone understand something about diabetes as it’s a complex condition that is surrounded with historical myths. I love seeing those lightbulb moments and knowing that someone has been empowered. I am passionate about living a long and healthy life and love making others feel as passionately about that.

How long have you been working in your current role?
I started as a graduate Registered Nurse with Hollywood in 2005 and became the Diabetes Educator in 2008. I have and always will love working at Hollywood. It has always been the land of opportunity for me.

Do you have a favourite quote or phrase?
Life is too short to worry about things you can’t change.

What is something interesting about you your colleagues don’t know?|
I used to play the clarinet and was in the Channel 7 band. I was also the junior girl tennis champion at the Noranda Tennis Club in 1983.

How do your friends describe you?
Happy, friendly, warm and always ready for a laugh. I try not to take life too seriously.

What do you do in your spare time/any hobbies?
Exercising, taking my two Jack Russells, Belle and Murphy (and my grand-puppy Frankie the Frenchie), to the doggie beach, having long lazy breakfasts at my favourite cafes and going out for a lovely red and live music (preferably jazz) with my family and friends.

What is something you want to achieve this year?
Marry a millionaire, buy a BMW Z4, holiday through Europe for 6 months, but before that I am planning for love, to move into an apartment, and toilet train Frankie!

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