Louisa Squire

Nominated for Nursing Role Model of the Year Award

Works at Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital

Louisa is an incredible nurse who is a role model to many. She always strives to help the ward and the team when necessary, taking charge when needed and helping colleagues in any way that she can. She is one of our oncology nurses and she is extremely knowledgeable around this specialist area. Louisa answers other colleagues questions regarding oncology and I have seen her support newly qualified nurses also. Being an oncology nurse, she has provided care to patients in challenging circumstances, and yet always manages to do this with a smile on her face. The patients and their families really respect Louisa and trust her. She builds rapport with them, and becomes a friendly face for them to confide in. She has faced some difficult situations this year, but has dealt with them so well. She really is an inspiration and just an all round amazing person. Louisa is an asset to this team!

Louisa is a fantastic nurse, creating unique bonds with her patients and she is the favourite of many after playing silly games with them. Families adore her and always asking when she is in. She looks out for her patients and acts as an advocate on their behalf. Louisa is always around to support junior staff and students, and she has developed an interest in oncology and uses this to help others with less experience in this field. She works well as a link between the ward and the oncology team and works well with doctors and other members of the MDT, always being helpful. Louisa is kind, caring and empathetic and a wonderful nurse and truly deserving of this nomination.

Louisa is an outstanding nurse. Wherever I am on a shift with Louisa, I know no matter what happens, everything will be okay. She has a natural ability to care for not only patients but the team as a whole. She advocates for patients in a way I aspire to be. Her caring nature means she builds professional relationships with patients with such ease. She is a whiz with the oncology patients, they all love her, and it shows her dedication to giving those that are admitted the best care, best advocacy and treatment. Louisa rarely sits still, she is always busy doing something, especially peer supporting and teaching. She has a flare for teaching and encouraging others to push themselves out of their comfort zone and improve skills, it’s a talent not everyone has, as nurses we are busy, but Louisa makes it feel like you’re the only one that matters, when teaching and supporting, and really goes above and beyond to ensure that you understand things, with her own fanfare to supporting you to achieve.
Louisa is a fountain of knowledge, and a really approachable nurse who remembers what it was like to be “new”. She has what it takes to become a great leader. When she is in charge, it always seems to be the most manic shifts, but Louisa always takes this in her stride and ensures patient and family safety and staff well-being. Not only this, Louisa is always happy and smiling on the ward and brings a calming, happy atmosphere with her.

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