My name is Shauna and I am Clinical Nurse Manager on a children’s burns unit.
I tailor my practice to each child, and make sure they and their parents are comfortable at every stage of their care. I do my best to stay positive and calm, to cascade that feeling down to the ward, the children and their families.
I do this to help children and their families through what can be an incredibly difficult time in their lives.
I always wanted to do something in healthcare, that was very apparent for me from a very young age. And then we had a talk from two nurses in school, it just seemed to be such a beautiful way to help every aspect of life. You could go into it and be there from birth, right the way up to end of life, and everything in between.
One of my greatest achievements is being in a job that I love, and really enjoy, and get so much out of. I think I’m so lucky because there are so many people that get up in the morning and are like, here we go again, but I think I’m so lucky to be in a job that I adore.