Reflections One Year On…

One year since the first UK lockdown we wanted to share some reflections with you...

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My name is Chad and I’ve been a nurse at Myton for just over 10 years, I started as a staff nurse on Coventry Myton Inpatient Unit (CIPU) and worked my way up to a senior staff nurse and then team leader. I’ve recently taken on a new role as Clinical Nurse Practitioner in the Myton at Home team, whilst still working some shifts on CIPU.

I was asked if I’d write down my experiences over the past 12 months and reflect on what it’s like on the front line of hospice care.

 

I enjoy nursing, and the level of care we provide to patients and the time we give to their families is incredible. The hardest part of my role is the emotional aspect of caring for patients who are dying and the most rewarding is the difference we make to ensure that they are as comfortable as can be. This has remained the same throughout the year and not changed during the pandemic.

 

Although the public closed their doors to protect themselves we kept open our doors at the hospice. The Thank you clap on Thursday’s was a humbling time as a nurse, but we’ve always provided this care, it’s what Myton is all about.

 

When it all started back in March 2020 I was extremely worried that I would get Covid, but more so that I would take it home to my family. I thought about different ways I could protect my family and when I sat as far away as I could at the dining table my son said “Don’t worry mum, sit where you want to, if you’ve got it we will all get it anyway”.

 

I have been exposed to Covid, but thankfully I haven’t caught it. I have been so careful and sacrificed a lot, as have all my family.

 

I continued my role working within the hospice and the level of care we deliver hasn’t changed. We’ve pulled together as a team more than ever to support each other. The unit became more clinical with how it looks and we soon learnt how to put on and take off all the PPE.

 

Through the summer is was tough wearing it for 11.5 hour shifts, but I got used to it. It’s sad that when I’m wearing PPE patients can’t see my smile and holding a patient’s hand whilst wearing gloves just isn’t the same. Distancing from relatives who are upset is really difficult when you want to be able to comfort them.

One year on Poem ...

Louise Roberts is a Relief Manager in our Retail Team and due to the Coronavirus pandemic has been furloughed from work for much of the last 12 months.

Louise has been keeping herself busy with a part-time job, daily walks, speaking to her boyfriend overseas and joining Teams meetings to keep in touch with her Myton colleagues, but she has also had plenty of time for reflection. Louise has written this incredibly powerful poem and we wanted to share it with you…

Louise Roberts is a Relief Manager in our Retail Team and due to the Coronavirus pandemic has been furloughed from work for much of the last 12 months.

Louise has been keeping herself busy with a part-time job, daily walks, speaking to her boyfriend overseas and joining Teams meetings to keep in touch with her Myton colleagues, but she has also had plenty of time for reflection. Louise has written this incredibly powerful poem and we wanted to share it with you…

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Along with our amazing team of staff and volunteers, our patients and their families, you are at the heart of our story, none of this would have been possible without the huge outpouring of kindness, generosity and support you have shown us.


Thank you from all of us at Myton, we couldn’t have got through it without you!

If you would like to further support our work please donate today and help to ensure the future sustainability of Myton.

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£25

is the daily upkeep cost of our relatives accommodation

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£50

could fund two hours of specialist nursing care

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£80

could fund a child to attend five bereavement counselling sessions

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£106

covers the cost of one Myton at Home visit

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The Myton Hospices Care Leamington Rugby Coventry Warwickshire Nurse Patient Children
The Myton Hospices Care Leamington Rugby Coventry Warwickshire Nurse Patient Children
The Myton Hospices Care Leamington Rugby Coventry Warwickshire Nurse Patient Children

Your donation is the daily upkeep cost of our relatives accommodation

Your donation could fund two hours of specialist nursing care

Your donation could fund a child to attend five bereavement counselling sessions

Your donation covers the cost of one Myton at Home visit

Your donation could fund 1 hour of specialist nursing care

Find out more about the difference your support makes…