Nominated for Nursing Role Model of the Year
Works at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
“Paula has been working for years as the Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Specialist Nurse and Paediatric Community Nurse.
She has been the rock for the children, their families, doctors and nurses for the community and the paediatric services at Derriford Hospital. Her compassion, care, commitment and professionalism for these children and their families have been exceptional. Paula’s commitment and compassion to care for these children did not stop with the end of her shifts. She accompanied many children from birth to the end of their life without taking any consideration for her own private life to ensure the children and the families have been supported with dignity, love and the best care. Paula has been an inspiration for everyone in her team. Her sense of humour brought a lot of laughter even when there were tough situations. Despite her years of experience she never stops wanting to learn, improve the care and teach good practice. It is an absolute honour and inspiration working with her.”