Emma Devlin

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Nurse Unit Manager, Cardiology Unit

Prince of Wales Hospital

I manage a 26-bed acute cardiology unit with around 40 nursing staff. What matters most to me is that our patients are well-cared for and kept safe; and we have staff that care and are happy. If I can help facilitate and create that environment, then I think we’re winning.

I never planned to get into nursing; I had visions of becoming a PE teacher when I finished school. I didn’t get the marks, so I thought I’d do nursing for 12 months and transfer. On my first clinical placement I looked after a lady who had a hip replacement. I absolutely loved it. I thought no, I’m going to stick with this, and the rest is history. 

I love the fact that every day I come into work I am challenged with something different. No day in 3 North is ever the same. Some days you can have your usual routine and then out of the blue things can change in a heartbeat.”