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“I have been the Lead Macmillan Urology Nurse Specialist for nine years, providing care and support for patients diagnosed with a urological cancer.

“I started my SRN training in 1977 and I have worked for the trust for 40 years. From being very young I always knew I wanted to be a nurse, to care for people and hopefully make a difference. I have seen many changes and challenges over the years, in particular the ever increasing pressure on front-line staff and resources. Despite this I feel extremely proud to work in the NHS and in particular York Hospital where I believe we all have one aim which is to provide high quality and safe patient care.

“I love my role as a cancer nurse specialist and work with an amazing urology team. My highlights over the last few years have included gaining a degree with first class honours - which shows ‘you’re never too old - and being nominated by a patient for a community pride award which I was really proud to win. It never ceases to amaze me that even when people are going through a difficult experience they still find the time to say thank you.

“I have now taken flexible retirement to spend more time with my family and beautiful new granddaughter but still continue the job I enjoy, allowing me the best of both worlds.” 

26 March 2018

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