When people ask about my role at Tŷ Hafan, I always reply that I love my job....and I truly do. I first started working at Tŷ Hafan in 2003 as part of the play team, and I spent three happy years having fun with some of the most incredible children and their families.
I then decided to make the move to work at Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut USA. Over the following three years I worked at the Connecticut and Californian-based camps which catered for children with life-limiting and chronic conditions and then I came home and decided to re-train as a nurse.
As a student, I worked bank shifts at the hospice and upon graduating I was told that there were nurse jobs that were about to be advertised. Luckily, I was given one of the posts and, as they say, 'the rest is history'.
To be given another chance to work back at the hospice has been life-changing and I'm so glad that I was accepted back into the amazing team who feel more like a family.
Through happy and sad times they are always supportive and there are always much-needed hugs available.
I'm not just a nurse; I get to sing lullabies at bedtime, I get to dress up and play at being a superhero, I see the most incredible human spirit at the saddest times and I am trusted by parents to care for their most precious child.
Tŷ Hafan really is a magical and wonderful place to work and I'm so glad I'm part of such a place.