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Lucy Robson

Saturday, 22 April, 2017
Lucy Robson

Sister, Ward 12 (respiratory), The Northumbria hospital

When The Northumbria hospital opened I wanted the opportunity to work in a new emergency hospital as I felt this would give me the chance to further my career.

I have always wanted to work with people and I feel like nursing is a very rewarding career. I also feel that there are so many different avenues that you can work in within nursing, and so much to learn and develop within yourself.

I love working in a new hospital, as we are a unique service. We have 24-hour care including consultants, doctors and nurses that are there if you need them at any time.

Working on a ward that is so close to critical care and sharing the same matron has given me the opportunity to book onto courses that interest myself and that will benefit the ward such as: immediate life support course and foundations of critical care course which I will be doing to work towards my masters.

I have done my mentorship course which has enabled me to work with students and newly-qualified nurses who are doing their preceptorship. I have completed my respiratory essentials course and look forward to completing my foundations of critical care course. I also hope to complete a leadership and management course.