Role: Deputy Ward Manager
How long have I been at the Trust? I have been here 28 years.
What does a typical day for you involve? There is not such a thing as a typical day, as every day has different challenges, no two days are the same. It’s this variety that motivates me and gives me satisfaction. My role involves supporting mothers and families to care for their new baby’s as well as supporting my colleagues and the midwifery and medical students that come to our ward to learn. I feel passionate about providing the best possible care in the safest way. I embrace change and lead by example, so I hope this helps to engage others around me. Part of my management role involves establishing the principles from the Virginia Mason Institute within our daily work, helping the ward run more efficiently by removing waste and improving the overall experience for patients, their families and the staff.
What’s the best thing about your job? Where do I begin? I truly enjoy it all! If I did have to be more specific though, it would be saying goodbye to someone who is going home, feeling happy and confident about the next chapter in their life’s journey.