International Nurses Day – Carrie Davies

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Carrie Davies is a Direct Care Nurse for Allied Healthcare. So far, Carrie has enjoyed a varied career in nursing for three decades.

When you speak to anyone with a career in nursing and care, one thing that always comes up in conversation is how good they feel about their work. Carers always talk about the positive impact it has on the lives of others, and how that also makes their contribution feel personally rewarding.

This is just how it is for Carrie.“I have been a children’s nurse for 30 years,” recalls Carrie,  “although it feels like yesterday I started on this path.”

Carrie’s latest role developed from a temporary engagement that soon transformed into a long-term collaboration.

“I have worked with my present client via Allied Healthcare for 20 months,” said Carrie. “It was going to be a short assignment, but my client has different ideas!”

Carrie’s role involves close collaboration with Shooting Star, a local children’s hospice.

Shooting Star is a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families. They provide support to families across Surrey and London. Their work ranges from diagnosis to end of life, and throughout bereavement. They provide a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.

When you chat with Carrie about her role, her enthusiasm is as obvious as the importance of the support she provides to others. Carrie changes the lives of the people she cares for, and their families, and that’s one of the reasons why she has she’s spent 30 years in nursing. She’s still loving it, enjoying yet another challenging but rewarding project and she can’t hide the pride she feels being involved.

“It is an honour and pleasure working on a package like this, working so closely in a family’s home, gaining the trust and respect of the whole family,” says Carrie.

“Everyone on this package collaborates with other agencies; promoting a holistic approach to the care we give. We work closely with their Symptom Management Team, who are only ever a phone call away for the family and the Allied team,” explains Carrie.

Carrie is so passionate about her work with Shooting Star that she is joining other walkers for some fun and fundraising on the Sunrise Walk at the end of May.

“To mark Shooting Star’s continued and invaluable support for
this and the many other families I have worked with over the more than 20 years the hospice has been active,” says Carrie, “I am taking part in the Sunrise Walk on 29th May to raise much-needed funds, awareness and to remember the children and young people that have shaped me and my career.”

Let’s hope Carrie has a great time on her charity walk, and continues to enjoy her career as a dedicated children’s nurse.

You can find out more about Shooting Star on their website at https://www.shootingstar.org.uk/, and more information on how you can support or get involved with the Sunrise Walk is here https://www.shootingstar.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising-events/sunrise-walk/

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