Work in the Community
2010 was an exciting year for Parish Nursing as more people got to hear about it. An article in Church Times generated interest as did a Parish Nurse being followed on her rounds as part of BBC’s Songs of Praise in July which was a celebration of nursing in general & Florence Nightingale in particular.
As co-ordinator for the Eastern area I have continued to visit interested parishes in Norfolk, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire in order to try to take our vision forward:
“...to convince thousands of churches of the value of having a Parish Nurse work with them, be that on a voluntary or paid basis.”
The Parish Nurse training, which consists of one week’s study, has continued to be held 3 times a year and the number of nurses now trained is growing slowly. As I write this another 8 nurses are taking part in the course in Birmingham.
Locally I am now working about 20 hours a week supporting people in Burwell and this is the best part of my job - a true blessing!
If I can do anything to help please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Sue Evans MBE
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