I started my nursing career in 2001 as a newly qualified nurse and chose to work on the trauma and orthopaedic unit. I was attracted to this speciality because I feel it offers something for everybody.
The unit treats patients with congenital conditions, diseases of bones and joints and injuries to the musculoskeletal system. The wide range of conditions we deal with makes orthopaedic surgery an interesting speciality.
I enjoy the satisfaction of knowing the majority of patients can be helped. Patients with disabling arthritis are made more comfortable; deformities can be corrected or prevented. Few orthopaedic patients are ill in the true sense of the word. Trauma patients arrive by accident and restoring them to full fitness is very rewarding. It is a busy fast-paced unit with a supportive and friendly team.
I’ve worked my way up and I’m now the Matron for the Trauma and Orthopaedic unit, which means I have oversight of the wards.
I’m really passionate about the work we do in the unit. If you share my enthusiasm, you could be the perfect person to join our team.