Dubbo Hospital is celebrating their dedicated perioperative nurses this week as part of Perioperative Nurses Week.
At Dubbo Hospital, 60 perioperative nurses care for patients before, during and after surgery and work in areas like anaesthetics and the recovery room.
Director of Nursing at Dubbo Hospital, Jenny Johnson, said the hard work of Dubbo’s perioperative nurses and the care they provide for patients should be recognised.
“When people come in to have an operation they see the nurses when they arrive and when they leave but not the perioperative nurses in between. However perioperative nurses take exceptional care of patients in their most vulnerable state while they are in surgery,” said Ms Johnson.
“Many of our nurses at Dubbo Hospital have post-graduate qualifications, specialising in perioperative nursing and do all that they can to ensure they pass on the best care possible to the people they look after.”
Charmaine Grady has been a perioperative nurse for seven years at Dubbo Hospital.
“When I started at Dubbo Hospital my first placement was in surgery and it felt more natural to me than any other nursing I had experienced, it felt like home,” said Ms Grady.
“Our team is fantastic and you need everyone working together to ensure the best possible care for the patient.
“It’s a very dynamic environment and each day we do our best to keep everything running smoothly so that all of our patients have their surgery performed.
“It’s definitely a varied role and I also enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with new grads.”
Dubbo Hospital thanks all of its perioperative nurses!