Keri, UK

Keri

Apr 02, 2020

UK

What is your job title?

Ward Manager

At which Ramsay site do you work?

Tees Valley Hospital, Middlesbrough

For how long have you worked at Ramsay?

I have worked for Ramsay for 13 years – starting out as a newly qualified staff nurse at Park Hill Hospital in Doncaster then transferring to the Tees Valley Treatment Centre where I was given the opportunity to develop into senior staff nurse. When Tees Valley Hospital opened I was promoted to Outpatients Manager and later promoted again to Ward Manager.

What is your favourite thing about being a nurse?

My favourite thing about being a nurse is making a difference to a person’s life and their stay in hospital however small or major that impact is. It is a genuinely rewarding feeling knowing that you have made someone feel less scared or more comfortable.

What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about my patients – making sure they have the best stay and best standard of care while they are with us. I am also passionate about my staff members, my team and making sure they work in a safe, happy environment so they are also able to deliver the best care possible.

What are your aspirations for the future?

I am happy in my role as Ward Manager at the moment as it is a new role for me. I have lots of ideas and processes I am working on implementing to deliver the best, most effective care we can.