Story on Sunday – Sue Robinson
Published 21st November 2021
This evening’s Story on Sunday is from Sue Robinson who was a nurse at PRH SCBU, and now works as an Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at both sites. ☺️
“I came into neonatal nursing by chance; I am an adult-trained nurse and had been working as a Health Visitor for several years. Unfortunately, my childcare arrangements fell apart, so I started working one night a week at Crawley Hospital SCBU. That was in 1999, and I have never looked back!
Neonatal nursing encompasses everything that I love: working in partnership with families and making a difference at an important time in their lives. I also much prefer shift work to 9-5, and the fantastic views from SCBU and TMBU!
It is a huge honour and privilege to be able to care for babies at such a crucial time, and to support their families. I feel very fortunate to work with a wonderful team, and to have met so many amazing parents. Their neonatal journey can be a huge emotional rollercoaster.
Throughout the years, I have been involved with several exciting initiatives, including the Bliss audit, EBA committee, Parent Forum and Family Integrated Care team. Parent involvement has been crucial, as they view things from a different perspective to the medical/nursing team. The EBA have made a massive positive difference to parents’ experience, and I am so grateful for their input.
Every day is a school day working in neonates, there is so much to learn, and much of it can be learnt from our wonderful parents.
Thank you EBA!”
Thanks for sharing your story with us Sue. Also thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the units, and for your continued support of The EBA. 💛
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