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Healthcare company, Mastercall, has marked International Nurses Day on Thursday 12th May by celebrating its own nursing team for the exceptional care they tirelessly deliver to patients.
Throughout the day, Mastercall recognised and congratulated all its nurses and those working within the NHS, and took to social media to celebrate their commitment, dedication, compassion and excellent clinical practice.
The firm also spoke to a number of its nurses in marking the occasion and asked them why they chose it as a career, and what they like about being a nurse at Mastercall.
Tina Ademokoya said:
Nursing wasn’t the first option for me but I knew deep down in me I wanted to be around people and care for them in my own little way, so I decided to go into hotel and catering management, after all it’s all about hospitality just in a different form. After some years I realised I wanted to do more for people. I had a ‘lightbulb moment’ and decided to look at nursing. Nursing has given me the opportunity to be around people, care for them and make a positive impact in their lives. Nursing has given me that opportunity to be around patients at their most vulnerable or difficult moments. 21 years as a nurse and I do not regret it for a single day!
Darren Fitzpatrick said:
“Ultimately, nursing brings fulfilment; at the end of a nursing shift, you go home content to have helped someone, and pragmatically supported people in need – nursing provides a sense of accomplishment and self-worth, where other careers failed and solely proved to provide a wage and monotony (apart from the monkeys in Bolivia!).
“I am extremely proud to have become an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, with no two days being the same in nursing. Nursing is a changeable, fast-paced, challenging career, but also an extremely rewarding career, whereby progression within the role is endless. Whether you choose to progress clinically, managerially or educationally, there are endless opportunities. More-so, it provides you with an international passport to gain a breadth of life and working experiences!”
Gemma Lister said of her experience working at Mastercall:
“I think the best part of nursing at Mastercall is the team I work with every day – clinical and non-clinical. I love the variety of patients, cases and challenges I encounter whilst there is a great sense of care and pride in what everyone does, with the patient at the centre of it all. I feel supported and encouraged to develop my own knowledge and skills in order to do the best for my patients and that is what I went in to nursing for.”
Director of Nursing, Suzanne Curtis, added:
“I too am very proud to be a nurse of 36 years and have not regretted a single day. I am also so very proud of the amazing staff who work at Mastercall. Tina, Darren and Gemma you certainly have summarised perfectly what’s great about being a nurse and about working at Mastercall. To all our fabulous nurses – have a wonderful International Nurses Day.”
CEO Michaela Buck concluded:
“The past two years have been the most challenging the NHS has ever faced. Our amazing nursing colleagues continue to inspire and promote a culture of safe, high quality clinical excellence. Undaunted by the risks and challenges that Covid has presented and still going above and beyond to ensure the safety of our patients.
“We are all indebted and grateful to you.
“Thank you to our nursing team. You’re amazing.”
Please download a pdf of the nurses’ stories here