The Brave Bunch
Meet our kooky collection of SNP employees - The Brave Bunch!
The Brave Bunch is here to help you understand what might happen when your doctor sends you for a pathology test.
Meet the team!
These fun little critters stumbled across our main laboratory and decided it was too much fun to ever leave - so we hired them! Now they are a much-loved part of our SNP gang.
Koko the Collector
Pleased to meet you, I’m Koko!
I have always felt a bit different from other koalas. Sleeping and eating leaves all day just wasn’t for me. I wanted adventure, so one day I climbed down from my gum tree and went exploring. I came across a bright and colourful building and peeked through the window. It was a Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology collection centre.
I could see people helping people and thought, “that’s exactly what I want to do!” I went inside and asked for more information and ended up becoming a pathology collector. I think I’m brave by being adventurous and choosing to be different.
Emmett the Courier
Hi it’s me, Emmett.
I’m an emu who’s built for speed but that’s not how I roll. I wanted to be a race car driver but I wasn’t exactly race track material because I am too cautious and stick to the road rules. That doesn’t matter now because I love what I do.
I zip around in my Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology courier car collecting specimens all day. I’m a brave and fearless driver but I’m always careful and take pride in my work.
Booma the Health & Safety Advocate
Hi! I'm Booma, from Jimboomba!
One day I was hopping around and having some breakfast when I accidentally rested my tail on an ants’ nest and got bitten. OUCH!
I was very lucky that an emu stopped to help. Emmett the emu took me to a vet who fixed my tail with a bandage. While hanging out with Emmett he taught me how to be brave, so I want to help others and do the same.
Cookie the Bush Telephonist
G’day, I’m Cookie.
I love to laugh with my kookaburra mates and enjoy a good feed. One day I snagged a delicious sausage from a barbeque. As I was looking for the perfect tree to enjoy my treat, I dropped my sausage! Oops! It landed on top of a car driven by an emu. I followed this emu all the way back to the Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology laboratory.
I’m still looking for that sausage and I’m not giving up! As I continue my search, I keep myself busy by helping out at the front desk and answering telephone calls. I am brave because I never give up.
By the way, I’m pretty smooth on the phones!
Petunia the Water Quality Advisor
Hey, I’m Petunia the Platypus.
That’s right… a PLATYPUS, not a DUCK! I was out taking a dip at a new billabong when a duck swam up and started quacking at me. I had no idea what they were saying. I think they thought I was a duck, but I was too shy to say anything.
I could see a place in the distance called Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology. I went inside and asked if I could stay there until I learn how to speak 'duck'. Being able to speak their language will give me the courage to teach them the difference between us platypi and ducks.
Or, I can hide out until this whole duck thing blows over!
Possum the Catering Coordinator
Psst… Possum here!
I used to hide out in the pot plants at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology. After dark, I’d climb into the canteen and enjoy the leftover muffins. This was easy for me, as I used to be a trained secret agent.
One night I made too much noise and I was nabbed by Waffles the wombat who was carrying out his night-time building inspection. He said if I liked food so much, why not help with staff catering? This was a brilliant idea because I’m an expert on food!
As a bonus, he said I could be paid in fruit salad! He had to admit I was very brave at climbing but suggested that I just use the lift instead.
Waffles the Night-time Building Consultant
I’m Waffles the Wombat and I’m here to help.
It’s a very well-kept secret but we wombats love science and maths. This knowledge makes us great tunnel-digging engineers and when I start digging, I just keep going. One day I started digging the perfect tunnel and popped up outside the Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology lab.
My perfect tunnel was noticed by the building management team and because I am nocturnal, they offered me the job of Night-time Building Consultant. It worked out really well, as I’m not afraid of the dark.