A NURSE from the Isle of Axholme who has more than 20 years’ experience working with children and babies has taken on a new role.
Amanda Jackson, from Epworth is the new head of children’s nursing for the trust which runs Scunthorpe General Hospital.
“I am really looking forward to the challenge of my new role.” she said.
“I want to be involved in the continued development of quality services for babies, children and young people across the organisation.”
Mrs Jackson will be working at both Scunthorpe and Grimsby hospitals.
Children’s services provide out-patient, in-patient and neo-natal care for thousands of children aged from newborn to 18 years across North and North East Lincolnshire with outreach clinics for East Riding patients.
Mrs Jackson will be working closely with healthcare professionals to look at ways of improving care and maintaining standards.
“Being able to work with children and their families is such a privilege, and it is possible to make a real difference during the stressful times when a baby or child is in hospital,” she said.
“Going that extra step to make sure families are supported and their concerns listened to and acted upon is what gives me the most job satisfaction.”
Mrs Jackson started her nursing career in 1987 as a student nurse at Scunthorpe General Hospital.
And during her career she has worked on the Disney ward and neonatal unit at the hospital.
Until her new appointment Mrs Jackson was operational matron for children’s services at Scunthorpe.