Diana Children's Nurses work alongside NHS staff, and with other care staff, to provide clinical leadership and support in the planning and delivery of palliative care. By working together, families can have a greater choice of care about where and how their child can be cared for, whether it’s in hospital, at home or in a CHAS hospice.
I joined the Rachel House nursing team in 2013 and has over 23 years’ experience as a children's nurse. Since April 2018, I have been a senior staff nurse working alongside the neonatal hospital wellbeing team at the Simpson Centre of Reproductive Health in Edinburgh. I have felt very privileged to have been given the opportunity to support many family’s though heart-breaking times, offering choices available at end of life and helping families to create special memories.
I love the work that I do and since joining CHAS in 2014 I have been able to use my experience as a midwife and neonatal nurse to provide support to families’ at the most difficult of times. By finding out what is important to a family I try to find ways to accommodate their own personal wishes sometimes when the time they have with their baby may be limited. Making just a small difference at such a difficult time is rewarding.