It's time to introduce you to another member of our wonderful team as part of our Year of the Nurse celebrations. This time, we're introducing you to our new Clinical Nurse Specialist at Andy's Children's Unit, Mary Gill.
We are thrilled to introduce you to our new, extremely qualified and dedicated Clinical Nurse Specialist of Palliative Care (CNS) Mary Gill.
As Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mary will work with a caseload of patients and families, assessing their needs, signposting to services and ensuring our services meet their needs. She will provide advice about symptoms and offer emotional support to patients and their families, whilst providing a central point of contact for all of the services who are providing care to that family. Mary also has an important role in educating families and professionals around palliative care.
Mary, who is from Grimsby originally, has worked in nursing for over 10 years and has undertaken a variety of challenging roles.
Trained in paediatric nursing, Mary spent time working at Birmingham Children’s Hospital in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and some time in their Education Team. She had a passion for liver and bowel transplantation, in which she moved on to become a Specialist Nurse. Since having her little boy, she moved home to Grimsby and worked in Accident and Emergency as a paediatric nurse.
Mary says that she “always had a passion for caring and wanted to work with children in particular.” The time and insight that she gained in supporting children and their families as they faced chronic illness, helped her realise that she appreciated forming close relationships with her patients. She claims that “being able to be involved in a family’s journey is rewarding” and enables her to support their individual needs.
St Andrew’s Hospice is delighted to welcome Mary to the team. When discussing her new role, Mary said she is “enthusiastic to start building a rapport with the children she would be working with and looks forward to giving every family who needs us the opportunity to access our ever-growing services.”
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