Sharon Sparkes

Works at the Exeter SARC

Sharon is the specialist nurse at the Paediatric SARC in Exeter. She works exceptionally hard to ensure that children and families receive the best possible care in what are very challenging and stressful circumstances.

She talks with the families before they attend to explain what will happen and spends time with the child and family before the medical assessment to ensure they feel comfortable with the process. Families frequently comment after the consultations that their experience was not as bad as they thought it would be. Sharon supports the doctors throughout the consultation, ensuring it runs smoothly. She is a point of contact after the appointment for families and is always available for telephone support. The team would not be able to function so well without her.

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