I have 27 years of nursing experience and have worked in a number of different specialities across a few organisations. I currently work for the Great Western Hospitals NHS Trust in Swindon. My background is Intensive Care Nursing; I commenced at GWH ICU Feb 2003 and left in 2009 following a promotion to a Senior Sister position in another Trust. I moved out of ICU to become a Matron for General surgery and Urology.
In 2012, I returned to GWH as the Front Door Matron covering Emergency Department, Acute Medical Unit, Site Management, Minor Injury Units in the Community, Alcohol Liaison Service and later moving onto Matron for Trauma and Orthopaedics. My most challenging role was being the ICU Matron during the COVID pandemic, though it was challenging, it was also an honour to be able to support staff and serve my community. Soon after the pandemic I moved on to the current Deputy Divisional Director of Nursing role.