Tom and Naj Anderson

Tasmanian Health Service - Northern Region

"The Department of Critical Care Medicine, Royal Hobart Hospital, has been a fantastic and interesting unit to work in, as unlike larger tertiary hospitals on the mainland, it combines all types of ICU patients such as cardiothoracic, neuro, and trauma.”

Tom and Naj Anderson in the snowNaj and Tom grew up in New South Wales and met in the hustle and bustle of Sydney while working at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney.

“We both have a love for the outdoors and adventure, and were looking to move away from Sydney to a place where we could maximise our work-life balance. However, this was difficult as we wanted to maintain a stimulating career in a dynamic work environment. It wasn't until a trip to Tasmania that the idea to move to Hobart struck us like lightning. It was the perfect combination of a major tertiary hospital in a mecca of adventure territory, combined with the convenience of living in a capital city.”

“Going outdoors in Hobart is simple and effortless. One minute you are at work, the next climbing the organ pipes on Mt Wellington. We have also been spoiled by the delicious produce, and fantastic exhibits and festivals put together by MONA.

Since our move down here over four and a half years ago, we have had endless opportunities for adventure, including climbing, surfing, hiking, and kayaking. It didn't take long for us to realise what a wonderful gem Tasmania is and we haven't looked back since.”Tom and Naj Anderson on the south coast

images: Travelling across Tasmania - Tom and Naj Anderson, RN, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Royal Hobart Hospital