The past year has been the most challenging and often difficult for all Hartford Care’s 16 care and nursing homes, keeping our residents and staff safe and protected from Covid-19.
Hartford Care’s teams of professional, qualified nurses have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic, always delivering the highest standards of clinical care to our residents.
Today (Wednesday 12th May) is International Nurses Day when we celebrate the dedication and commitment of Hartford Care’s incredible nurses who care for our residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Monitoring a resident’s blood-sugar levels, administering medication, or assisting a resident at the end of their life, all these activities are also part of this demanding but ultimately rewarding role.
They also manage and update care plans and communicate with GPs and community care teams on a regular basis.
Nurses are also a vital point of contact for families and friends who want to know how their loved one is getting on while in the care at one of our homes.
The most rewarding part of their job however is developing special relationships with our residents as they look after their health and well-being.
Many of our nurses have also progressed their careers within Hartford Care, some of them starting as care assistants. Others who started with us as nurses are now our care home and deputy care home managers.
Hartford Care supports them in their careers the company’s bespoke training, including the Leadership Development Programme. Hartford Care also sponsors our nurses as they study for their qualifications.
To celebrate International Nursing Day, we asked some of our nurses what their roles entailed and what they loved most of all about working as a nurse.
Charlotte Holbrook, one of the nurses at Springfield Nursing Home in Shanklin, Isle of Wight, loves her job and her advice to anyone thinking about becoming a care home nurse is as follows.
“Definitely go for it!! Don’t hold back if it is something you have considered. It is a demanding role; however, it is so rewarding, and I go home feeling I have really made a difference. Becoming a nurse has been the best decision I have made, and I have gained so much from it.”
Some of our other Springfield nurses, including nursing home manager Camelia Gogoasa and deputy manager Emma Davis, discuss their jobs and why they love working in a Hartford Care home. You can watch the video here.