Testimonials from some of our staff
PathCare has opened doors of opportunities, new experiences and skills for me.
In 1998, I was a young learner who completed Matric in Uitenhage and decided to look for a job, which was a challenge at the time as I did not have any qualification.
My dream was to become an Electrical Engineer, but I was determined to get a job, and the Petrol Attendant vacancy opened. I decided to take this job so as to gain experience for a better position in the future.
I worked as a Petrol Attendant for approximately three years and then saw an advertisement that caught my eye in the Career Times.
It read: a Phlebotomy Learnership programme offered at PathCare. I sent my application to the HR division at PathCare.
I was very enthusiastic and eager when I received a call for an interview and I was later informed that my application was successful.
I started the programme at the brand new PathCare Academy at N1 City in 2006.
I qualified in 2008, with the guidance and encouragement from the Academy trainers. I got a position at Panorama Medical Clinic, where I worked for 4 years, and entirely enjoyed the interaction with patients and colleagues.
Yet, another opportunity was advertised, for a Training Specialist: Phlebotomy. I applied and got the position.
I am currently the only Phlebotomy Technician who is giving training at PathCare nationally.
This is my 5th year as a trainer and I am still enjoying it!Luvuyo Gelo
I started working at PathCare in 2006 and was one of the first students to start at our Training Academy to do the Technician course. Ever since then I have always loved the culture and values system PathCare has in place.
Over the years I have seen myself grow in this organisation, starting as a Medical Technician and even being a part of the National Staff Association. By being a Staff Representative I gained so much experience in Human Resources as well as Industrial Relations.
PathCare has expanded to the KZN area, and an opportunity arose for me to grow even further within the organisation. My family and I relocated to Richards Bay and I am enjoying the new challenge.
I am Looking forward to being a part of the PathCare family for many years to come.Lesley Bloomberg
I have been at Pathcare since 2006. I started as an in-service student from CPUT, I am one of the first Academy Interns (can you believe it!). Eric Spencer came to give us a presentation about PathCare and I immediately fell in love with the organisation. We applied for the bursary and I was one of the students who were fortunate enough to receive one.
In July 2006 I stepped through the doors of PathCare Bethlehem and I knew I was home. Within 2 months I could run both Haematology and Chemistry instruments, this resulted in my acting manager asking if I was interested in working weekends. Of course I took that as the highest honour as there was 2 other students with me and they were not working the weekends. In February 2007 I was offered an internship with the organisation, and I was the only one selected to do the internship out of the 3 students. I already started running the Endocrinology department before I qualified.
December 2008 I was appointed the Head of Microbiology, now that was a huge responsibility for someone that young at that time, but this was a dream come true for me. My manager trusted me enough to run a big department like that, and that trust pushed me to do everything in my ability to deliver.
It has been almost 12 years, and today I am a Site Head in Welkom after I was sponsored to do the course, Introduction to Laboratory Management. I was appointed in July 2017 in Welkom exactly 9 years after I started working here.
PathCare has not stopped developing me, and I am currently doing my Management Development Programme through the help of this wonderful organisation. I am a genuine PathCare product and I am grateful for all the opportunities I have received here. I am so grateful that I had people around me that recognised my ability even before I knew I was capable. This does not mean that it was easy, sometimes it was difficult, but one has to know why you are in a place. I always chose to see the good in a situation and that was my motivation.
PathCare is like my third family, I matured here, I became responsible through its guidance. Thank you to all stake holders at PathCare for giving me a chance to grow and develop and for granting me opportunities that helped me to get where I am today. You are truly blessed.Nombuyiselo Jeanette Zengele
PathCare changed my life by opening my eyes to what I am capable of.
I previously worked as a security guard at PathCare N1 City, and at the time I sent my CV to the HR Department to be considered for a position.
I was appointed as a Messenger in 2007 and remained in this position until 2009.
I applied and was successful in my application for the Laboratory Assistant course and started my training at the PathCare Academy in 2009. Further to this I passed the board exam in 2010 and thanks to PathCare I am now a qualified Laboratory Assistant.
I never envisioned myself coming this far in life. I am proud of myself and proud to say that I work for PathCare.Sydney Mbombo
I started at PathCare in 1983 as a Medical Technician doing Radio Immuno assays at the old Jan S Marais Hospital and later moved to the newly built Panorama Hospital.
Being involved with the testing of hormone levels, we were challenged by a pathologist, who gave us a name of a disorder and we had to tell him what the hormone profile would look like. Many of the patients had infertility problems and when the opportunity came up to attend a training course in Andrology at Tygerberg hospital, I grabbed it. Andrology became my passion and I was involved in the training of PathCare staff all over the country.
In 1986 I moved to Louis Leipoldt and did Andrology half day and spent the other half in the clinical laboratory doing mostly Chemistry. I attended all the advanced training courses as far as instrumentation was concerned and was appointed as the Technical Officer soon afterwards. I was also the Departmental Trainer and the Safety Officer.
During this time I became a Staff Representative and eventually became the Chairperson of the Staff Association, a position I held for about five years. This gave me insight into the company and I also attended all possible training courses that were offered in order for me to grow further.
I was appointed as Site Head at Leipoldt in 2003 and was one of the first Site Heads to complete the Management Development Programme through the Training Academy. I also completed the mentorship training session for managers and got actively involved in the training programme for senior sisters and medical technologists. Training is a passion of mine and I do believe that through training and living the PathCare values we can have a huge influence on the people reporting to us.
PathCare gave me opportunities to grow and reach my goals. Now I am in the privileged position to give back. I want all my staff to be able to realise their potential and I want to assist them to reach their goals.Diana Van Lil