Debbie Bourne

Nominated for Nursing Role Model Award 2021

Works at Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


” Always smiling. Always cheerful. Always sensible.
Debbie combines a beautiful character with some serious, no-nonsense good sense and fantastic clinical skills. She is one of our HDU lead nurses, but is most often seen Team Leading on the busy main ward.
She handles grumpy consultants and challenging clinical situations with delicacy and a lovely manner.

Debbie is the greatest support to all staff! She is extremely knowledgeable and always willing to help in any situation. She is always positive and keeps morale high in difficult times. She shows great empathy and problem solving enabling her to support staff and children and their families to the highest of standards. She has amazing communication skills and communicates well with children of all ages. She is incredibly knowledgable and her HDU skills give the team confidence, when she is on shift, you know we will be ok. Debbie is always seeking opportunity to teach new staff and up date staff on any changes within the department. She is always striving to improve our department and the care that we deliver to children and their families. She is a fantastic role model and one that the Nursing and Midwifery Council would be very proud of. Her non-judgmental open and honest approve to care ensures that she encompasses the principles of nursing practice empowering others to do the same. Thank you Debbie for your endless support to Louisa Carey Ward! Keep up the good work!

The care Debbie provides to not only the patients on the ward but to each and every staff member is outstanding. Debbie has consistently provided support to us all throughout a very challenging few years. There isn’t a shift where Debbie isn’t actively encouraging professional development, learning opportunities or emotional support to each and every staff member and student. Debbie is a fantastic nurse who acts as an advocate for her patients and their families with true care and compassion and will go above and beyond for both the children she is caring for and the team around her!”

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