At the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth we take pride in the happiness and development of our staff. Below we share the experiences of staff members from urgent care doctors through to members of our estates team.
“One of the exciting things about my role is that there is no day like before. There are always exciting things to do, new tasks to do, new people to meet and patients to greet! It’s a lovely place to care for the patients, they put the needs of the patients above anything else.”
“This is a special place to work because of the character that it has. The relationship that the different departments have with each other allows you to work very well together for the benefit of the patients. No matter what happens the patient is put at the centre of care.”
Melanie Smyth, Nurse Practitioner, in our urgent care centre, Casualty First is a vital member of our staff, working to ensure that our patients receive first class care 7 days a week, from 8am-8pm.
At our historic Hospital, where profits fund our on-site St John’s Hospice, you never know what will come through the door next. Melanie recounts a memorable experience, “A couple of years ago a passer-by’s water broke. She was rushed straight to us. The labour was so quick I literally had to catch the baby!”
Andre, and the Hospital set up Casualty First 5 years ago, he comments, “The urgent care centre is truly unique in that our team of A+E Doctors provide care for adults and children from the age of one year, we see patients instantly and provide diagnosis and treatment on the same day. I’m proud to say that our average waiting time in now only 8 minutes!”
A festive review played to staff at our annual Christmas party celebrating an extremely successful 2017 at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth.