Community Nurse of the Year, Joanne.

Congratulations Joanne, our Nurse of the Year nominated by the community team. We caught up with Joanne on her win.

How long have you been working with Thornbury?

I started with Thornbury in June 2018 after leaving my job as a Ward Manager.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I love meeting new people and travelling around the country, no two days are the same. 

What attracted you to join Thornbury?

I’m a mum of 4 daughters, so it was the flexibility of the shifts, the support from the wider team, the lovely people on the phones who make you feel so comfortable and make sure you’re ok. The fantastic rates also reflect the distance and sometimes last-minute shifts that we cover when no one else can.

How do you feel about being the Nurse of the year?

I feel humbled by it all. If I had the choice, it would be shared with everyone because we all work hard to ensure patient quality and safety. I’m just doing my job. My ethos is, I look after people how I would expect my family to be looked after, simple as that.

What do you love about being a nurse?

I love being a nurse and didn’t think I could academically until my father passed tragically, so at the age of 35 off I went to University to show my dad that I could do it. And I did to my surprise.
I treat people with the utmost respect. I don’t judge anyone, I listen to people’s needs and always put the patient first. I love helping people and making a difference, even if it’s only small.


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