Jay Pedroche

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Acting Nurse Unit Manager, Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU)

St George Hospital

"I'm in the Future NUM's Program (Nurse Unit Manager). It's an internal program which runs over 12 months. The program aims to develop nurses who are interested in leadership and management. I'm enjoying it very much and learning a lot. The program has really developed me and given me experience and confidence in a different nursing role.

When I first started nursing, I was reporting to an older nurse who had worked with her husband on the same ward for 30 years. I found her inspiring because of her excellent work ethic and her ability to sustain it throughout all those years. She loved her work, her patients and her colleagues as well. These are the qualities I admire in her as a senior nurse and I will never forget the start she has given me. Unfortunately, she has passed on and to honour her memory I promised myself to continue the great work she has given to our patients all these years here at St. George Hospital."