Wendy Taylor (left) and Rebecca Wilde (right) are two of our registered mental health nurses who work within our High Intensity User Team (HIUT). The HIUT identify and work with people that have become frequent users of 999 and, in partnership with other services and agencies, they work to reduce demand and find the best outcome for patients.
As part of International Nurses Day, they are sharing what it’s like to be a nurse.
Combined, Wendy and Rebecca have 24 years of nursing experience and over the years, they have faced challenges, seen patients in their saddest and happiest times and witnessed how much nursing has changed.
When asked about what she loves about her job, Wendy said, “I love the team I work with and the support I get and can give to others. Every day is a new challenge that requires me to think ‘outside the box’ and look at different ways of solving problems. And of course, the recognition we get from patients and their families and being thanked and appreciated for the job we do.”
Rebecca added, “I love that I have the opportunity to help some of the most vulnerable individuals within the North West who are struggling and feel like they have nowhere or no one else to turn to.”
When asked if she would recommend nursing as a career, Rebecca said, “The nursing profession is extremely demanding, exhausting and can have a significant impact on an individual’s personal life. However, it is also important to remember that as a nurse, you can make a real difference in someone’s life, offering hope to people during their worst times and helping them in their time of need.”
Wendy said, “Nursing has changed a lot over the years and everyone’s experience is different. There are so many opportunities within the nursing field to develop personally and professionally and to branch out into different areas, which is a big positive.”
Keep an eye on our careers page for nursing vacancies her at NWAS.