Sally Rothwell

Works at North Devon District Hospital

I do not think there is a single Paediatric Trainee, who has undertaken a placement in Barnstaple, who is not eternally grateful that Sally was there to support them clinically and personally. She is the keystone of the small department there, bringing a huge amount of experience, knowledge and skill, but somehow delivering it all with an astounding generosity of spirit and humility that belies quite how amazing she is.

She integrates effortlessly with the nursing and medical teams and is an incredible moral support to the Paediatric Trainees entering the department, particularly on desolate night shifts! She has worked hard to develop the HDU in NDDH, and has continued to consolidate the skills of the HDU nursing team and ensure protocols and practices are up to date. Without a doubt her work has saved the lives of children admitted to the unit.

She advocates amazingly for the children and families in her care, and personally feels the trials and tribulations of CYP in her care. This is combined with a huge wealth of experience and clinical ability. Sally also takes time to encourage others that she works with. This is a rare quality and something we should all learn from.

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