Nominated for The Debbie Eadie Award for Advance Nurse Practice Award 2021
Works at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
|Lucy is well known by everyone on the team as a “”legend”” simply because she is.
Lucy has it all; enthusiasm, energy, patience, approachability, respect, professionalism and knowledge.
She is the missing link that every paediatric team needs as she is close to nurses and doctors on equal terms.
I can hardly think about something that she should improve about her work.
She is a joy to work with and everyone feels safer when she is on the ward.
Lucy is not only enthusiastic and diligent in her own practice, but she has sought to improve the rest of the team too. This year she has succeeded in helping to establish the APNP training pathway within paediatrics, providing an alternative path for career progression where it was previously limited, thus helping to retain our brilliant nursing team. Lucy has also been key in setting up study days for the nurses and involved regularly with teaching the junior doctors, making sure relevant learning is disseminated appropriately. Additionally, she has been busy implementing new sepsis documentation and creating new Trust guidelines.
Lucy is always on hand to provide advice and guidance, whether it be about our patients or personal development. It’s clear she is keen to really transform paeds and she is a joy to work with!
Lucy is an outstanding Advanced Nurse Practitioner and the changes she has brought to our Paediatric Observation Unit have really made a massive impact on both the running of the unit and our patients. She has recently also taken the opportunity to work within the community with minor injury units and GP aiding them to develop they knowledge and skills in managing paediatric patients to ensure that patients are accessing the appropriate and correct care pathways for they needs.
Her excellent communication within the paediatric department enables us to all know what is happening and outstanding tasks so that we always on the same page as to speak. When we have patient’s needing different specialty involvement she is able to bring us all together for a smooth experience for the patient. Lucy has a really lovely bedside manner with patients and families engaging well with them so that they fully understand everything around they cares and treatment and diagnosis. She has a way of empowering families and giving them confidence in decision making in regards to they admission.
Lucy has a real open and honest approach with colleagues. She is so supportive with aiding colleagues of all professions to develop themselves, they practice and knowledge to achieve gold standard care. She values every member of the multi disciplinary team and is not afraid to get stuck in and help outside of her role . Its clear to see her passion for patient centered care and ensuring we utilize our observational unit to best of our ability
A fantastic addition to our observation unit. Very knowledgeable, efficient, diligent. Can work smoothly with all grades of Dr and nurse. Hugely into quality improvement. We are lucky to have her.