Undertaking my midwifery qualification at Airedale and studying at Bradford University, before coming back to ELHT in 1996 as a newly qualified Midwife.
How did you reach your current position?
Hard work and determination. Grasping as much training as possible, gaining a wide knowledge base, by working in as many areas as possible. I’ve been an Integrated Team midwife, working at Blackburn Birth Centre. Worked on Central Birth Suite as a midwife and then co-ordinator and since 26 February 2019 when I became manager of the Postnatal ward.
Who or what has been your inspiration?
Many wonderful Midwives and Nurses along the way, My Godmother Joyce who inspired my career as a nurse.
What advice would you give others on reaching their potential or embarking on a career in health?
Push yourself out of your comfort zone. Never stop learning, see each challenge as an opportunity to gain knowledge, always strive to give your best and most of all be kind
What does mean 2020 #YearoftheNurseandMidwife to you?
A time to shine! We as Nurses and Midwives do not publicise our accomplishments and blow our own trumpets and we should, we work in a very privileged position. Seeing people at their sickest and most vulnerable but hopefully making them feel their best.
Favourite quotes of all time
Live life, Love life’