Laura Fagan

Clinical Nurse Consultant, Critical Care Medicine

Sutherland Hospital

“I’ve always liked helping people. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do nursing when I finished school, but I knew I wanted to do something where I was actively helping and seeing change happen. I enrolled in nursing and after my first semester I never looked back.

It’s a really scary place to be admitted into an intensive care unit (ICU); there’s machines and alarms going off everywhere. It’s making sure that the patient and their family feels at ease with the things that are happening here and that they feel safe.

We really love seeing our patients come back to visit us. We provide all this care when they’re really unwell and need support, then they leave the ICU and we always wonder how they improved. It’s always nice to see them come back into the unit and say ‘Hello and look at me, I’m walking into this unit. I was stuck in that bed over there.’”