I have worked as a neonatal nurse for 30 years. During that time I have been able to initiate and develop services at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust to support care of the infants and their families. These have included the Neonatal Outreach Service which has now been operating as a 7 day/week service for 7 years and the bereavement support service we offer to all parents bereaved on the unit or at home under care of the outreach team.
I am very excited to join the network team and take on this new role. I am looking forward to working with staff and parents from across the network so that between us all we can enhance the support and care offered to families in transitioning from neonatal unit care be that under Transitional Care services, Neonatal Outreach care in the community, palliative care or transitioning to paediatric services.