How long have you worked for Hospice?
I commenced working at Hospice in the St Bridget’s building back in 2007, as the Hospice at Home Co-ordinator. St Bridget’s then moved to the present site in 2007 and I continued working within that role before transferring into my present role within Lymphoedema in 2008. In total I have worked for Hospice for 15 years.
What does your job involve?
My Job consists of assessing and treating patients who have a swelling which mainly affects the limbs, following a cancer diagnosis or treatments for cancer. The treatments are varied and there are many which are individualised to the patient. One day it maybe multi-layer Lymphoedema bandaging or performing a Doppler to assess the circulation prior to fitting of compression garments. We are also a listening ear to patients during their treatment and are able to signpost them to other services that they may require.
What’s your favourite thing about working for Hospice?
I like feeling that the work I do is worthwhile, that my contribution within the Lymphoedema clinic truly makes a difference to the patients that I treat and promotes health and wellbeing.
I have friendly co-workers, helpful manager and are all a great source of support. There is a great atmosphere within our therapy teams.
Hospice also promotes a good balance between my work life and personal life.