Healthy Living in the North

A Zamboni sighting at UHNBC

Tynsel Webber is the Zamboni driver at UHNBC.

Meet Tynsel Webber. Her job? Northern Health Zamboni Driver!

I spotted this Zamboni and her driver, Tynsel, during a recent visit to the University Hospital of Northern BC. There might not be ice involved, but I learned that the Zamboni Saber Glider zips through the halls of UHNBC cleaning the floors every day.

Tynsel has been driving this machine for eight years and quickly tells me, with a big smile on her face, that she certainly does like her job.

“I get to go around the whole hospital and see different people, I’m not stuck in one spot,” says Webber. “A lot of people come up and say, ‘I want your job!’ or ‘Can I have a ride?’”

Webber says the kids in the paediatric unit especially love seeing her when she glides by – it brightens their day and in turn, their smiles brighten hers.

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Jessica Quinn

About Jessica Quinn

Jessica Quinn is the regional manager of digital communications and public engagement for Northern Health, where she is actively involved in promoting the great work of NH staff to encourage healthy, well and active lifestyles. She manages NH's content channels, including social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc). When she's not working, Jessica stays active by exploring the beautiful outdoors around Prince George via kayak, hiking boots, or snowshoes, and she has recently completed her master's degree in professional communications from Royal Roads University, with a focus on the use of social media in health care. (NH Blog Admin)

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