Pat has worked as a Stomal Therapy Nurse since 1982 and is one of the founders of modern stomal therapy practice in Queensland. Patricia also held positions of Vice President of the Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses (AASTN) and President of the AASTN (QLD) where she was was awarded a Life Membership in 2015.
She has been affiliated with the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists (WCET) since 1982 and her career has encompassed an impressive list of published works within the JSTA and WCET publications. In 2016, Patricia wrote ‘The Early History of Stomal Therapy Nurses in Queensland 1974 – 1999’, detailing pioneers, places and events of years gone by. She has travelled the world giving conference presentations, guest lectures and was awarded with the Mary Latimore Certificate in 2017.
She is responsible and accountable for the safe, efficient and effective treatment of all her patients. She assists in teaching and training on best practice around stoma care.