Nominated for Nursing Role Model Award 2021
Works at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
|“I first met Katie when I was a student nurse, she was my mentor. At that time she was supportive and compassionate to the students and also to the families, whilst teaching us about neonatal care. Recently Katie has become the matron for neonatal and paediatrics. She demonstrates compassion and empathy in her work. Katie visits each area of paediatrics to talk to and meet the staff. She is supportive at helping us to improve the care of our patients, but is equally supportive of the staff checking that people are okay after difficult situations.
Katie has joined level 12 this year as our interim paediatric matron, it is a pleasure to have her with us. Katie is always ensuring that she is seen on the units and is ensures she checks in with each ward of a morning, and is always sharing her positivity. She is so supportive and her open door policy for a chat has been invaluable in recent months. Katie is one of the most caring senior staff I have had the pleasure to meet, she has shown me great support not only professionally but personally and I could not be more grateful, thankyou. “