This #InternationalNursesDay we want to introduce you to Julie, a Sister on our Inpatient Unit who joined Compton almost six-years-ago.
She comments: “I started my nurse training in 1985. Post registration I worked in male surgical and then I spent one year in the navy before having my daughter. For two years I worked doing nights in a nursing home and then I went to work as a nurse at Bridgnorth Community Hospital where I stayed for 15 years before joining Compton.
“Whilst at Bridgnorth I had a keen interest in palliative care, so I started to do bank work for Severn Hospice. I had a personal connection with the hospice and my passion for End of Life Care grew from there so when a job came up at Compton I had to apply and I really enjoy working here.
“I trained as a SEN (State Enrolled Nurse) and did my conversion at Bridgnorth and I also did a diploma in general nursing. Compton enabled me to do a BA Hons degree in Palliative and End of Life Care and I recently graduated from the University of Wolverhampton alongside one of my colleagues.
“I really enjoy my job. I work with an amazing group of people and I’ve never been made to feel so welcome by such an established team from day one! At Compton we want to reach people earlier in their diagnosis and it’s a privilege to be able to help patients effectively manage and navigate all aspects of their life living with an incurable illness.”