Another year, another Active Commuter Breakfast at the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre! Along with cyclists, we invite all active commuters. Walkers, runners and llama riders are also encouraged to join us. Disappointingly however, none of the latter attended, despite our designated llama parking spaces. We live in hope.
We had a fantastic turn out with around 170 registrations, boosted this year from welcoming staff from the new Perth Children’s Hospital and Telethon Kid’s Institute to campus. Combined, they accounted for 31% of registrations so made a great showing for their first year joining us! As usual our largest tenant, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, dominated with 39% of registrations.
It is always great to have such a mix of tenants and departments in one room. These staff wouldn’t usually get the opportunity to interact despite sharing the common interest of cycling, walking or running. We always get to see a great representation from every corner of the medical centre from nurses and physios, to cardiologists and pharmacists, to pathologists and research scientists, to engineers and technicians, to communications and finance staff!
Staff mingled, raffle prizes were won, food was eaten, coffee was downed (somewhat desperately as the long work day loomed) and some of the people in the above photo felt so virtuous about participating they apparently dissolved into heavenly light…
And now we look forward to next year!