I have been nursing for 48 years this year, I started my training in August 1973—a life time ago now but in many ways it can feel like yesterday.
From a little girl I had wanted to be a nurse, at that time not knowing what it was like to be a nurse, but knowing it was just what I wanted to do.
I have been very privileged to meet some amazing Nurses and patients who influenced and shaped the way I developed and became the nurse I am today.
From delivering blood transfusions in the community to palliative care patients and taking a terminally ill man swimming with his children, none of this could not have taken place
Without the incredible support of the Primary care team who were equally as passionate about the care that their patients received.
I worked in the acute sector for some years working my way up to Ward Sister, and then working as a District Nurse for over twenty years, I can honestly say I have enjoyed every aspect of my
Career and have made some lifelong friends.
And my role now as a Quality Improvement nurse gives me a great deal of satisfaction, as a team across the BLMKCCG we can make the difference to the majority by supporting care homes
to continue to strive for the best for their residents as we can visualise what best may look like.
I have particularly appreciated working in a team fighting the Pandemic, working with colleagues from all over Bedfordshire who usually have a very different role , but we are all working to one goal.