Who else loves when a new month starts on a new week? This next month holds a lot in store for me! In less than a week it is my twentieth birthday! I am looking forward to spending the weekend with my lovely family. Towards the end of the month I am also spending the … Continue reading Hello July
Unfortunately recently I have been hearing a lot of negativity about the NHS. About staff shortages, waiting times and costs. I cannot deny that these are key issues, however, it is upsetting that patients are reporting that staff are not coming across as caring or having enough time to spend with them. I have worked … Continue reading Let’s talk about the NHS
In honour of Father's Day I wanted to dedicate this blog to my dad. My dad is a continuous source of inspiration, guidance and support. One of the most inspiring qualities that my dad possesses is how hard-working he is. Dad is one of the most hard-working individuals I have ever come across. Working as … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day
A few people have asked me to share what I carry around in my bag so I thought it would be a good opportunity to have a look myself and empty out all of the rubbish I had accumulated at the bottom! I am currently on my placement with the district nurses so a few … Continue reading What’s in my placement bag?
My third placement was on a new acute medical unit. This new unit opened on the week I started this placement so I had to opportunity to work on and use the brand new equipment (for some reason this brought me so much joy!). I was, admittedly, very nervous to start this placement as I … Continue reading Daily Life on an Acute Medical Unit
Yesterday I lost my best friend, Harvey, my six year old Cocker Spaniel. Harvey was the most loyal, obedient, eager to please and loving dog I could have ever wished for. My little shadow. Everywhere I went I was followed by the tip tapping of his paws behind me. He wasn't just a dog. He … Continue reading Goodbye Harvey
During my last placement on an acute medical unit, which I will write about next week, I cared for a patient who was in the last few days of his life. Very sadly, he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and passed away on my ward just eight weeks following the diagnosis. As … Continue reading Hard Times