International Nurses’ Day 2023

Happy International Nurses’ Day!
Today we’re so happy to be celebrating the incredible work that all of those in the nursing profession do every single day to change the lives of patients and their loved ones.
At Urgo Medical we are lucky to have a team of qualified nurses working with us who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience with others to help them to make a difference in the lives of their patients. 
Meet some of the fantastic nurses on our team below and read about why they love what they do!

Gemma Sawers, Clinical Trainer

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

This quote has always resonated with me as nurse, I want to make a difference to the way people feel. Being in my role as a clinical trainer with Urgo Medical, I am able to share my knowledge and skills with colleagues across the South West, giving them the confidence in lower limb care. Enabling them to make a difference to lower limb care patients receive. Be it with fellow healthcare professionals and patients – as a nurse I want to make a difference.

Amy Morris, Clinical Trainer

I joke that I think I became a nurse 90% due to 24 hours in A&E…. But soon in realised it was 90% the patients that kept you there. A&E was tough but so rewarding- helping people, relatives, carers and children at some of the toughest times in their lives. It was a place of unsurprising laughter at times, solid team comradery and the most strength I’d ever seen. Nursing isn’t easy – at times you have to have hard conversations, advocate for your patient, work around choices you may not make yourself – all to support and guide the patient in their care, hoping always for the best outcome.

I have always felt nursing is a real privilege, which was solidified during a time when I needed nurses too. The small acts of kindness they show, the time they take to listen and the motivating nudge they give you to dig deep to keep going. All of these at a vulnerable time meant so much.

Polly Cox, Clinical Specialist

For me nursing is a privilege. We see people at their most vulnerable times and have the honour of building a relationship with them to support them through this. We treat patients holistically and work together with many colleagues of different professions to try to get the best outcome for our patients. It’s the little things that we do as nurses that often have the most impact for patients such as washing their legs when they have been in wet dressings and bandages, or just taking the time to listen to their life stories or concerns. I can’t believe that I have been a nurse now for 30 years and I never stopped learning and developing as a practitioner.

Lisa Marsden, Clinical Trainer

Never, did I expect what a privilege being a Nurse would be, when I embarked on this career 30 years ago .… During this time, I have laughed hard and cried just as hard, hugged and been hugged, held the hand of patients during the hardest times in their lives and celebrated recoveries. Nursing has given me so much, in terms of kindness and human understanding. It is a honour to be able to make a difference to people, in subtle or grand ways, in acts or empowering patients and families with knowledge, that will assist with decision making during challenging and confusing times.