Published on Thursday 18 January 2018
Deputy Ward Sister Hopes Her Journey Will Inspire Other Student Nurses
A nurse who progressed from student nurse to Deputy Ward Sister at Wirral University Teaching Hospital (WUTH) in just over a year wants to inspire other up and coming nursing graduates.
Stephanie Thompson, 23, is a shining example of how hard work and support can help nurses develop quickly in their career at the Trust after she was recently promoted to the Deputy Ward Sister on the Acute Medical Unit. The unit, which is one of the largest and busiest at the Trust, cares for over 25,000 patients per year.
Stephanie started her nursing journey as a student nurse, after studying for three years at Liverpool John Moores University and later joined the Trust in 2016. With hard work, determination and support from the Trust in her development she was promoted to Deputy Ward Sister last month.
Speaking about her recent promotion within the Trust, Stephanie said: “I think it’s important to develop your skill set whenever you can. This can hopefully have a positive impact on our patients and the Trust, as it means that I am learning new and innovative skills to help with patient care.
“WUTH is a great place to work and learn. I hope student nurses will see me as an example of how you can progress in your career quickly with hard work.”
Stephanie is an example of how dedication and talent is nurtured, recognised and rewarded at the Trust. Her aim is to continue to provide excellent care, compassion and commitment for patients.
Stephanie said: “The staff have been amazing and everyone supports you with however you want to progress as an individual and within your team. It’s important to me to work hard on a daily basis and to maintain a high standard of care for our patients.
“Every day provides a new challenge on AMU. I meet patients with new and interesting stories all the time and it’s fantastic to hear patients’ stories from all walks of life. In my new role as Deputy Ward Sister, I will continue to strive to deliver excellent care, compassion and commitment for both staff and patients, whilst making sure vital aspects of my role such as infection control, are at the highest standards possible. I know that I can help the team to continue to progress forwards.”
As well as being Wirral’s largest employer, WUTH is a thriving teaching hospital in the heart of the local community and Stephanie’s journey is one of many nursing success stories at the Trust. She is one of thousands of nurses at the Trust who are dedicated to providing the best possible care for patients day in and day out.
She continued: “As one of the biggest units at WUTH, it is important to keep morale high, as some days can be challenging. One of the reasons I have been able to progress to different levels in the Trust is due to the supportive nature of the people I’ve met. We work tirelessly to provide the best possible care for our patients and I’m really glad that it’s recognised by the Trust, it’s a privilege to be a part of this team each and every day.”
If you would like more information about becoming at nurse at WUTH, please visit the Trust website.