"The safety and security of patients, staff and visitors are my number one priority. This job gives me the chance to help and meet people.”
“I grew up in India. When my sister was 18 months old, she caught a mysterious illness. We never found out what it was. It affected her ability to be independent. I helped care for her until she passed away at 19. Looking after her made me want to help others too.
I became a crane operator for a marble company after moving to Canada in 2012. I joined the Surrey Memorial Hospital security team in 2016. Initially, I worked inside. Now my responsibilities include patrolling the entire hospital grounds which includes sixteen individual buildings. The safety and security of patients, staff, and visitors are my number one priority.
This job gives me the chance to help and meet people. One time I stayed late to help a doctor whose wheelchair lift had broken down in his car. He’d just started here, he didn’t know anyone. I made sure he was okay before I went home. We keep in touch to this day.
I live with my wife, a son and daughter. At home I spend time reading books. I love singing too. I tease my wife and ask her to sit beside me so I can sing her a song. I think I have a good voice. We’re still happily married, after all.”
-- Chamandeep Nibber, Security Officer, Surrey Memorial Hospital
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