In­sight into role of nurse

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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.”

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