The Nursing Team
Call the Nursing Team on 07920 480 392 or 01608 664850.
Email the Nurses at firstname.lastname@example.org
For the future of the Charity it is vital that we keep investing in our team of qualified Nurses.
This Years Plan
Mandatory Training course for 11 Nurses – Office based – £695
Syringe Driver course
Symptom Management and Emergencies in end of life care – Sobell Study Centre for 3 Nurses – £95
Introduction to loss, grief & bereavement for 1 Nurse – £30
Symptom Control equipment for daily use – patient.
Nurse Manager Report
2017 marks not only Shipston Home Nursing’s 20th anniversary but also the 50th anniversary of St. Christopher’s Hospice and the modern hospice movement founded by Dame Cicely Saunders.
Dame Cicely’s forward thinking approach to the end of life care has enabled those involved in caring for terminally ill patients to adopt a holistic approach, caring for a patient’s physical, social, spiritual and psychological wellbeing.
St. Christopher’s set out to discover practical solutions to alleviate patients’ symptoms, sharing their discoveries with other medical professionals. Dame Cicely openly encouraged education and research not only in the care of the dying but for the practice of medicine as a whole.
In October 1969, Cicely Saunders was prompted to start hospice care at home and together with Barbara McNulty, a nurse, and Dr Mary Baines, she pioneered the first home care service for terminally ill patients. Her vision for modern day hospice care has enabled organisations like Shipston Home Nursing to provide expert palliative nursing for terminally ill people delivered at home by dedicated health care professionals. It is her belief that everyone matters, regardless of who you are or where you come from that drives us forward today.
“You matter because you are you. You matter to the last moment of your life, and we will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die”
Dame Cicely Saunders (22/6 1918 – 15/7 2005)
Janet was born near Stratford upon Avon and has lived in Shipston-on-Stour for 15 years. She trained as a Registered General Nurse at the Royal United Hospital, Bath. From 1992 to 2001, she worked on the Haematology Ward, caring for patients with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and other blood cancers. She also spent time at Hammersmith Hospital in London studying forms of treatment and research into haematology. From 2001 to 2006, Janet worked on the Stroke Unit, caring for patients with CVAs and brain tumours. In 2002, she joined Shipston Home Nursing as a Bank Nurse. In 2004 she became Nurse Coordinator for Shipston Home Nursing and was appointed Nurse Manager in 2006.
Caroline trained at Carshalton Surrey and worked at Stratford Hospital and then the Nuffield Hospital Leamington Spa for 20 years. Caroline has been involved in palliative care work since 2000, joining SHN 2006. She also works as a school nurse. Caroline finds it a real privilege working for SHN and being able to provide individual quality care at home.
Born in Ebbw Vale, South Wales and proud to be Welsh. I’m married with two children; both have fled the nest now! I live in Shipston on Stour and have lived there for 4 years, prior to that I lived in Birmingham for 32 years.
I’ve recently joined the SHN team as a part time Co-Ordinator and I’m really excited about the challenges that lay ahead. Prior to this role, I worked mainly in Orthopaedics, for the NHS and I worked in various hospitals, mainly in the midlands for 40 years. My hobbies and interests include; Reading, walking, music – concerts & festivals, the odd glass of Prosecco with friends!.
I have worked with SHN as a coordinator since March 2016 and love the work. I trained at the University of Hertfordshire and have subsequently worked in a number of different areas such as – A&E, Rehabilitation and Palliative care. I love to learn and have completed my post graduate diploma in Palliative care at the University of Warwick. I am also a qualified teacher and really enjoy combining both the nursing and teaching roles. I am happily married and I enjoy growing vegetables in my garden with the help of my hens and dog.
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