Fun, laughter, adventure, challenge – not words you would automatically associate with a children’s hospice!
Anyone thinking of becoming a paediatric nurse or changing jobs should not be put off by the idea that Julia's House is a scary place.
Coping with the death of a child is the part of the job everyone focuses on and yet there is so, so much more to being a Julia’s House nurse...
There is no such thing as a typical day. I could be planning a care review, doing a play session, administering emergency medication to a child having a seizure, helping a family facing the end of a child’s life or just chatting to a mum who needs a friendly face to turn to. The more I know the family, know the child, the more able and confident I am in supporting them.
Hear from our nurses themselves about why they joined Julia's House, what their role involved, and why they wouldn't work anywhere else!