I started working on MAU in September 2014. I had come here on one of my placements as a student and loved it, as it was so fast-paced and there was patient flow all the time. I knew I wanted to be here when I qualified.
I still love it. No two days are the same in MAU. When I was initially on placement, I was a little daunted by how busy it was, but it’s an organised chaos, we have great processes in place, and great support from your colleagues and from the senior team. It’s really interesting, and a great way to build up your knowledge and skills, as you help patients with such a wide variety of conditions, and at different levels of acuity. It means you learn a little about everything. As a nurse, I can often be caring for a lot of different patients, all with different conditions. It can seem a little daunting when you start, but it makes the job so satisfying and rewarding.
It’s a very supportive environment. We get a lot of extra training, and I have had the opportunity to develop my interest in tissue viability
I think MAU is the best place to be. It’s a unique area, which offers a real challenge. I feel privileged to work here. Some of the patients are very poorly, and we have the chance to make sure a difference to them right at the beginning of their journey.
Interested in joining our MAU team? Come and find out more at our open day, running from 10am until 2pm on Saturday 18th June. Click here to find out more.