I’m Amanda, I’m a staff nurse at Newton House in Blackpool. We look after 21 patients.
I started my career in the NHS and did a degree in Mental Health Nursing. After gaining a few years’ experience I decided to move into the independent hospital sector where I felt I could have more engagement with patients and work more effectively to support their rehabilitation and recovery.
Many of our patients are here for quite a while and that means we can establish trusting relationships. I love working as part of a close knit multi-disciplinary team and helping patients to make real progress.
I feel really proud of what I have achieved here. I’m really glad that I chose to be a mental health nurse. It’s just a valuable and satisfying as caring for people with physical health needs and MHC is a great place to work. I get lots of opportunities for CPD that support my revalidation and work with supportive colleagues that share my values and aspirations.