What made you decide to become a nurse?
I began my Nursing career in 1996, I decided to become a Nurse because I wanted to make a difference, I wanted to be involved in healthcare and improve lives by providing care when people most need it. I wanted to be part of a professional team of dedicated people.
What attracted you to apply for your role here at Ramsay Health Care UK?
After heart wrenching deliberation I decided to leave my NHS career in April 2019, having looked around Clifton Park Hospital I was impressed with how positive, forward thinking, supportive and hands on the Matron was, this inspired me to apply for the position of Ward and POA lead, which I was offered and I started my job in January 2020.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
I enjoy being part of a team of dedicated, diligent, experienced, caring, professional, progressive Nurses and HCA’s who are warm, friendly and fun. It is hugely rewarding to be part of the patient journey from admission to discharge and see the huge difference to quality of life that surgery can make to a patient.
Tell us about a typical day in your job at Ramsay Health Care UK?
There are no typical days in my job! Every day is different, each patient is individual, but I enjoy every day at work, having time to care has improved my moral and job satisfaction.
For someone thinking of a career as a nurse at Ramsay Health Care UK, what advice do you have?
Go for it. If you want a rewarding career, be part of a supportive team, working for a progressive company, with time to care, join us! Come and look around and meet the team and facilities.
What do you enjoy the most about working for Ramsay Healthcare UK?
It is very hard to pin point what I enjoy the most about working for Ramsay Health Care UK. I enjoy coming to work every day, staff are valued and listened to. We deliver high standards of care because we are happy, supported and up to date. Positive patient feedback and happy staff is probably what I enjoy the most.
We really value our people; tell us how you benefit from this culture in your work life balance with us?
Throughout the recent COVID crisis, Ramsay have ensured that the mental wellbeing of staff has been a priority; I found this to be reassuring whilst leading a team through uncertain times. Ramsay value people which enables us to value each other.