Meet Ruth! One of our Specialist Community Nurses at Respond.
Ruth began her nurse training in 1978 in Middlesex and since qualifying in 1981 she has worked in various specialities in a hospital and community setting, having worked as a District Nurse, around London for eight years. In 1991 she relocated to Lancashire where she worked initially as a Practice Nurse within a G.P surgery, gaining experience in all aspects of medical and surgical intervention in the community.
In 1993 she began working as a Stoma Care Nurse in her local hospital providing care and support to stoma patients at all stages of their treatment and recovery. In 1998 she completed her three years specialist training in stoma care to degree level and over the next few years she completed further training in other areas relating to stoma care including bowel disease and oncology as well as completing her nurse prescribing training in 2006.
In 2014 she retired from the NHS having worked for the last six years as a Nurse Practitioner within surgery but her continued interest and compassion for caring for stoma patients both in the hospital and community, saw her return to work as a Stoma Care Nurse a few months later.
Ruth is committed to providing high quality holistic care enhanced by her knowledge and experience.
For more information on how Ruth or one of our nurses could help you give us a call on 0800 220 300/0800 220 300 N.Ireland