Congratulations Debbie, Edinburgh’s Nurse of the Year. We caught up with Debbie on her win.
I have worked full time for the Scottish Nursing Guild for nearly eight years.
I love the flexibility, picking and choosing where and when I can work. It was great when my children were younger, fitting in around child care. I also love going to the different areas and learning each shift.
I spoke to Guild nurses on shift, and they explained about the flexibility and the incredible rate of pay.
Being Nurse of the Year means the world to my children and me. I don’t think you get praised enough at work, as at times you are just the agency nurse, so to be recognised for hard work is great.
I love caring and spending time with patients and hope to make their day a little better. It isn’t easy to have time, but I always come away from a shift knowing I have made a difference.