Congratulations Joanne, our Nurse of the Year nominated by the community team. We caught up with Joanne on her win.
I started with Thornbury in June 2018 after leaving my job as a Ward Manager.
I love meeting new people and travelling around the country, no two days are the same.
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.
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.
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.