“I’d like to see the area become a place for collaboration, with doctors and researchers able to easily interact with each other.”
Research Assistant in proteomics Dillon Jevon thinks Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre (QEIIMC) is “pretty good right now!”
Dillon likes “how a lot of the buildings and facilities are new, state of the art areas, and there’s good restaurants and café’s too. There’s a lot of choice for places to go for lunch.”
Although Dillon seemed relatively content with the way things are currently, he did have some points to make about the level of communication between areas of the centre.
“Hopefully the new children’s hospital opens soon and ideally there would be a better level of connectedness between the research clinic and the medical side of things.
“It’s not necessarily a physical issue but the distance doesn’t help. I’d like to see the area become a place for collaboration, with doctors and researchers able to easily interact with each other.”
So what would Dillon do if he had the power to make any change he liked?
“If I had my way I would make sure that there were easier access walkways. It can be pretty hard to get from the bus stops, which are literally right there,” he makes a gesture with his hand to show that the bus stops are just on the other side of the building, “just to get to here.
“Once you get into Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital things just start looking the same, you go down hallways and just end up getting lost. Better navigational help would be good, signs and clearly marked walkways for example.”
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