Donna Sparkes

Nominated for Nursing Role Model of the Year Award

Works at Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital

Donna is a excellent nurse who is so professional, skillful and knowledgeable. She is a exceptional role model within nursing and a great teacher to junior staff and students. She is very caring and supportive of her peers, nursing colleagues, doctors and the wider multi disciplinary team. She is a great communicator, very calm and supportive. Always a pleasure to work with her.

Simply put, Donna is an inspiration. Her nursing skills, are admirable. Donna is thorough, trustworthy, reliable, and always advocating and promoting the best quality of care. Donna embodies the core principles and codes from the NMC and RCPCH. Donna is a huge support during the best and worst shifts. Personally she has motivated me to improve on my clinical skills and develop as a nurse. Donna has the very foundations and fundamentals which ensures effective care. She consistently shows dignity, empowers patients and their carers, and is always compassionate towards patients who are distressed, being understanding towards them whilst working in their best interests. Donna works very well in the team, communicates well, and is always willing to help you, whether it be through emotional support, or explaining clinical skills. She is a wealth of knowledge.

Donna is a very experienced member of the nursing team she has dedicated her nursing career to give best possible care to her patients. To be the best child advocate for her patients and all children on the ward.shows empathy to each patient, making a true effort to put themselves in their patients’ shoes. She shows Kindness, fairness, caring, and compassion she communicates well with patients and colleagues, sometimes at their worst life moments. Her knowledge is fantastic she is someone others go to for advice and help. She shows amazing leadership skills with students and all other members of the team.
She leads as a nurse in professionalism, knowledge constantly striving to do the best and be the best nurse she can be. Showing all nurses what they should strive to be like as a nurse.

The best nurse you could have working with you Donna your amazing. Xxx

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