Nominated for Nursing Role Model of the Year
Works at Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
“Stacey has been a staff nurse on SCBU for several years where she has shown passion, dedication and excellent care to the neonates, and their families, that she has cared for. Always striving to improve her practice she is now leading the way by becoming the first Trainee Enhanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (TENNP) at Torbay. Her knowledge and passion for neonates and their families has been inspiring, she is an advocate for excellent care and always prioritises others before herself.
Stacey first started the TENNP course before Covid-19 pressures hit us all, but she has shown strength and resilience as she happily jumped back into a nursing role to fill gaps on the rota whilst her course was postponed. During this time, she was expected to still work on competencies and coursework and work clinically in normal SCBU numbers. Stacey’s course re-commenced and with all the stress of Covid-19 she dived straight back in with a placement in Derriford NICU, showing resilience to change yet again.
Whilst undertaking her course, working clinically and home-schooling her own children Stacey has found time to not only be a great friend to members of staff on SCBU, checking on colleagues’ mental health, but also taken on a mentoring role of a nurse undertaking their Qualified in Speciality Module (QIS); taking time to teach and nurture more junior staff and impart her knowledge.
Stacey has a drive to progress and improve like no other. She is ardent about the treatment we give to infants and families who are in our care and has a fabulously joyful attitude to go along with it. Stacey is liked by staff and parents alike and I believe the hard work, energy and love she has put into her career should be recognised.