Sharon Allcorn is ward manager of St John's Hospice 15 bed in-patient care unit, and has worked at the hospice for almost a year. Here she talks about her experience of working for Sue Ryder.
Sharon currently manages our team of 20 registered nurses and 18 nursing assistants, however she didn't always plan on becoming a nurse.
“When I was younger I wanted to be a veterinary nurse but my parents guided me into adult nursing, and I am really proud they did.”
Sharon trained at East Herts Hospital and during her career has worked as a renal nurse, senior nurse in intensive care and clinical nurse.
Breaking the hospice myth
Sharon attended our Christmas Santa’s Grotto with her two grandsons, something she feels gave her a real insight into the importance of fundraising and the direct impact it has on our patients and their families. The experience also helped her to show her family that the hospice environment was not a scary place.
“The event was magical and I was surprised to realise just how much money was needed to help keep the hospice doors open.”
“St John’s is a very special place and has such a positive impact on the lives of people who come here. We are all united, the staff are experts at what they do. They know their patients and have the warmth and passion to support their families.”
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