A love of nursing
“The thing I like the most about working with children is that they give you energy, and so work is a lot more invigorating. I like singing with the kids and being able to use my imagination. I’m known to sing to kids if I’m doing a procedure… and it’s always ‘everybody clap’!
“There is a lot of education in paediatric roles. It’s about looking after a family, not just a child, so it’s a very holistic care process where you work really closely with doctors and parents, and inform decisions together.
“It’s the true meaning of holistic nursing, where you have a broad scope of what you need to do to for family…because it affects everybody if a child comes to hospital.
“The only thing a parent wants is somebody to look after their child in the way that they would … and that’s what I aim to do every day as a Paediatric Nurse.”