Sam Smith, Inpatient Unit Ward Sister

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Why did you become a Nurse?

I was wanted to be a nurse from age six! and I never wavered from this.

Why have you specialised in palliative care?

As a student nurse I had a placement in a Hospice which I loved, and I learnt so much about the values and good quality palliative care. I took the lessons I learnt there with me through my nursing career until I came to work here at Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.

What do you love about being at Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and helping our community?

The team I am lucky enough to be a part of is wonderful, so supportive of each other and every single member is working for the same outcome.

Being a part of somebody’s life and helping them in a positive way at what is often the most difficult time is a privilege, and one I never underestimate.

It is often a challenge to balance nurse life and personal life, switching off can be tricky as you always have a part of yourself at work.

What I love the most about being a nurse?


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