Inspirational community nurses featured on Sky News

News: Sky News April 2021

Our fabulous community nursing teams and the inspirational work they do was featured in a Sky News broadcast at the weekend.

The broadcast featured our nurses in action as they deliver care in people’s homes – work that often goes unnoticed in our local communities, but which makes a huge difference to the quality of patients’ lives.

Through the film, we get the chance to meet some wonderful patients, who share their moving stories with us. We join the inspirational Harriet Webster, our respiratory nurse specialist, on visits to two of her patients and experience first-hand, the sensitivity, care and compassion she so naturally shares with them. 

We also join some of Harriet's colleagues including: Pippa Ashford, Diabetes Nurse Specialist; Laura Oyewole, Heart Failure and Cardiac Rehabilitation Team Manager; Natalie Black, Lead Neuro Occupational Therapist, and Cherie Trew, our Integrated Rapid Response Team Matron, to catch up on the latest news and advice from them. 

Matthew Trainer said: "Don't miss this broadcast! I have long wanted to see our community nurses in the spotlight for the work they do and I'm so pleased that we've been able to focus attention on them in this way.

They are a lifeline to so many people - carrying on their essential work in our communities throughout the pandemic, and not just caring for the physical health of their patients, but looking out for their mental health too.

It's been a hard year for so many people, particularly those who are vulnerable and were often isolated at home. Without the visits from their community nurse, life would no doubt have been even harder for many."

Published on 30th April 2021