Can you tell us a bit about yourself, your background and your time at BMI The Beardwood Hospital?
I have been a nurse for 40 years and have worked at BMI The Beardwood for seven years.
I spent 14 years working in a hospice and followed this with community work, working as a district nurse. Having spent two years as a leg ulcers support nurse I developed a special interest in wound care.
What aspects of your role do you enjoy the most?
I like to be hands-on and in my role I balance my managerial duties with active treatment room work. I really enjoy teaching aspects of wound care and seeing patients through their journey.
I love working in the treatment room as every day is different and we get a wide variety of specialities through the door. We do minor operations, joint injections, dressings, pre-assessments and are the general ‘go-to’ place in the hospital.
What has been your greatest achievement so far at the hospital?
One of my achievements would be helping the department during the CQC visit and being very confident in the safe running of our outpatient department.
Another personal achievement would be my promotion from Senior Staff Nurse to Clinical Services Manager – Outpatients in September 2017.
What activities do you enjoy outside of work?
I am married with two children and one grandson and enjoy spending time with my family.
I also support SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy), a charity that is close to my heart. I love crafts and in support of SUDEP I hand-make cards and other crafts.
BMI The Beardwood Hospital offers a wide range of services including physiotherapy, sport injury clinics and cosmetic services. View the full list of hospital services.