I like to come in with plenty of time to sit and have a coffee. We pop our uniform on here at work to ensure we are as safe and as clean as possible in the company of your little one/s. We then take hand over, get an update and plan for the day and are allocated our room.
The day is led depending on our patients and their needs. After all, they along with you, their parents, are the most important and we strive to provide patient centred, gold standard care.
The day can consist of weighing, feeding, changing nappies, bottle sterilizations, medications, observations, keeping a tidy work space and we aim to do all our patient contact care in clusters - this enables baby to sleep, gain strength and promotes brain activity. We always encourage you to be as involved as much or as little as you would like. You are leading your journey in NICU and we are here to help you.
A little of why you got into your profession:
I am the third generation of nurse on my mum’s side of the family. I was fortunate to know from a young age that I wanted to follow in their footsteps. I qualified in September 2018 from the University of Southampton with a general nursing degree and spent a year in adult ITU before joining the NICU team.
What do you love about your job:
The key word in this question is love… I genuinely love what my job enables me to do and hold my role in the highest regard. I work with an incredible team that ensure such a difficult, vulnerable and scary time can hopefully be made into a life experience that holds fond memories, life changing achievements and the very best beginning for those that find themselves here.