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Year of the Nurse and Midwife - Our July Feature

20th July 2020

For July’s Year of the Nurse and Midwife feature, we have the incredible Rebecca Bradshaw. Rebecca is a Senior Staff Nurse on Pinckney Ward who is currently shielding at home and covering a new role as pre-admission clinical coordinator. We asked her the below questions to find out more about her and her role at St George’s Hospital.

1. How long have you been at St George's and what do you love about it?

I have been at St George's for nearly 5 years now come September! What I love most about St George's is the wide range of people I work with and get to meet. I have made some of my best friends on the ward where I work (Pinckney) and I encounter all types of people and families when working.

2. What does nursing mean to you?

Nursing to me isn't about a job role; it’s about caring for children and their families and building up a trust with them. Working on the children’s oncology unit, it’s about extending my own family to all the wonderful people I get to meet and work with and making a difference to people’s lives in a positive way. I love to make relationships with my patients where they have positive experiences from their care and are supported throughout their difficult times.

3. How has Covid-19 affected your current role?

Covid has affected my current role greatly! I am a type 1 diabetic so for the first part I had to work from home in a completely new job role helping with the children’s surgical admissions. This was all very new to me but helped me to build up my knowledge and skills in new areas which I am excited to bring back to my usual nursing role. Our ward is now a Covid ward also and I am thankfully back at work. We have had a tremendous amount of support from staff and local communities throughout this difficult time.

4. How has St George's Hospital Charity had an impact on your role?

Prior to Covid-19, St George's Hospital Charity has been wonderful with linking up with myself in regards to Christmas and the children who unfortunately don’t get to spend at home with their loved ones. They have been an amazing support in helping us to brighten up the ward and help supply the children with a small gift to open as well as constant support throughout the year. Also at this difficult time (Covid-19) the charity have been wonderful at supporting our staff with help and food. It has been greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much for your amazing work Rebecca, we are so grateful that you are a part of St George’s Trust!






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