I decided I wanted to become a nurse when I was 16. I had a job as a health care assistant in a nursing home and I felt this was my calling. I have worked for many years as a community nurse now and have recently joined the community team at St Richard’s Hospice. I work as a staff nurse, supporting the clinical nurse specialists.
My role is varied, with no two days the same. I visit patients and families in their homes, attend patient centred meetings, refer to other services on our patients behalf and communicate any changes to the responsible clinical nurse specialist. I cover a large geographical area and this adds to the diversity of my job.
Working as a hospice nurse is sometimes tough, it can be challenging, but it’s also hugely rewarding. I am constantly amazed at the strength and courage of people that meet along this journey of life.
St Richard’s Community Nursing Team
During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.
The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.
Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice
Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.
Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.