Insight into role of nurse
BEST known for supporting patients through surgery, this week the spotlight is on the caring, theatre gown-wearing South West Hospital and Health Service perioperative nurses.
It’s Perioperative Nurses Week and South West Hospital and Health Service’s Nursing Director Perioperative Services Sheila Marshall, from St George, said it’s the perfect opportunity to share more about the profession with the community.
“Whilst our colleagues in large city hospitals are only with the patient during their time in the operating theatre, rural and remote perioperative nurses are part of their patient’s entire hospital stay,” she said.
“From referral to discharge, it’s a very holistic experience which means we are able to truly personalise a patient’s perioperative journey.”