WHAT DO YOU DO AT KEMP?
I am a nurse in day hospice working alongside staff, volunteers and the many other teams within Kemp to provide support for patients with life limiting illness and their families and carers.
WHY DID YOU START WORKING / VOLUNTEERING AT KEMP?
I wanted to work for KEMP Hospice because I wanted to nurse in an environment that enabled me to care for patients holistically and over time. Nursing is a role that requires great teamwork and here I am able to work with passionate people who strive to make a difference to people’s lives and are motivated to do so because they care.
WHY DO YOU THINK KEMP IS SPECIAL?
Since I have worked at KEMP I have seen so much kindness, so many smiles, so many people repeatedly going the extra mile, in day hospice, in retail, in the Wyre Forest community, the shops, and cafes, and not just the extra miles. They go up in the sky, climb mountains, give their time and notice they are needed without a word being said. Working at Kemp with people like this makes me feel proud and motivated to help. I extend this to our patients also as I see them showing great kindness and thought to one another so often. I feel inspired by all the people I have the privilege of meeting here.
WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF WORKING AT KEMP?
Working at KEMP Hospice means I can go home knowing today we were able to make a difference.
WHAT DIFFERENCE DO YOU THINK KEMP MAKES TO THE COMMUNITY OF THE WYRE FOREST?
KEMP supports our community and is very much supported by our community. I see the difference it makes to people’s well-being and the positive and supportive impact it has on so many aspects of their daily lives. Day Hospice provides specialist care, complementary and creative therapy and spiritual care. We also share smiles, stories, quiet moments and laugh together.
KEMP being so present in our community is a reminder to us all to look after one another in life and towards the end of our lives. In the little daily things we do and the big noisy tutu ways (lots of dressing up happens, it can be a fund raising thing…. and a seaside week thing… its Christmas thing…and Easter…….).