Lisa Unsted is a nurse caring for local people on our wards. She shares an update from the hospice with us all.
“Providing care and support to people has become easier as COVID-19 has gone on as we’ve become used to working within the restrictions and as a team we continue to pull together and support each other.
I love what I do and I love working for St Catherine’s
But the ongoing restrictions with visiting is my biggest frustration. We have to limit the number of people visiting and how long they can stay for everyone’s safety. I would love for visitors to be able to come and go whenever they want, and I hope as restrictions continue to ease nationally we can start to allow this again like we did before coronavirus.
Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), having visiting restrictions and running a reduced number of beds on our ward has become a normal way of working. The initial impact at the start of COVID was tough, as we were all adapting, but that was the same for everyone
I feel very proud and humbled that our community are so supporting of us and what we try to do for our patients and their families
Coronavirus has taught me that no one knows what’s round the corner; that you are stronger and more adaptable than you think; and that by working together we can get through the toughest of times.
To all the amazing people who have supported us, and continue to support us, I’d like to say thank you so much. Without your support we can’t provide the care we do.”
To make a donation to help Lisa and her colleagues continue to provide vital end of life care and support when it’s needed most please click here or call our friendly team on 01293 447361.