Pennine Care 70for70 – International Nurses Day (13 to 18)

To countdown to NHS 70, we’re sharing a different staff story on social media every day for 70 days.

As a celebration of International Nurses Day on 12 May, our latest set all feature wonderful nurses from across the Trust:

13. Emily Priest – School Nurse

Emily PriestEmily is a School Nurse covering the Trafford south area.

She works with school-age children and young people to help them stay well and reach their full potential.

Emily said she came into school nursing to help and support the younger generation.

The Trafford School Nursing Team post regular updates on their Facebook page @traffordschoolnurses 

The team are also on Instagram, search @traffordschoolnursing

14. Vicki Elcock – Head of Urgent Care

Vicki ElcockVicki is Head of Urgent Care in Oldham and she thinks that being part of the NHS as a nurse is a privilege.

She said: "I have had 23 amazing years within the NHS and have met some amazing people along the way. I have seen patients unable to walk learn to walk again, patients who have been seriously ill recover and enjoy the rest of their lives. 

“I have held thousands of hands, wiped away tears and received thousands of hugs and smiles for gratitude for treatment and compassion received.

“For all this I am proud of my profession and being part of the NHS.This job is rewarding and putting a smile on a patients face is priceless!”

Vicki is based in Butler Green in Chadderton. You can find out more about the excellent work that goes on their by watching this short video:

15. Denise Jolley – Dental Nurse

Denise JolleyDenise is based at Moorgate Primary Care Centre in Bury, part of our urgent and emergency dental services.

She said: "I like working for the NHS as part of a team because you get to treat a diverse group of patients and there's lots of opportunities for learning."

Our dental services have their own Facebook page @BuryOldhamRochdaleUrgentDentalCare to help keep you up to date with availability and the latest news from the service.

You can also find out more by visiting:

16. Michael Duffy – Community Staff Nurse

Michael DuffyStaff Nurse, Michael Duffy, is based with the Oldham West District Nursing Team.

The team provide short-term and on-going care; helping people to avoid unnecessary admissions to hospital or to return home sooner when hospital care is necessary.

Michael said the most rewarding thing about his role is: "Helping people in their own homes, making a positive impact on their lives, forming therapeutic relationships with patients and most of all making a difference."

17. Janine Parry – Paediatric Nurse Practitioner

Janine ParryThe Paediatric Nurse Practitioners work hard to help keep children and young people across the Rochdale borough out of hospital.

This is through providing assessment and treatment, referral to another appropriate service, or givinghealth education to parents to help them look after their children’s health in future.

Janine said: "When a child is unwell it can be a really worrying time for those close to them. I get a great sense of fulfilment in my job, as I am able to work with the child and their families to help them recover and ease some of the anxieties they may be experiencing at that time. 

"I love meeting new patients every day and I am so very proud to call myself a nurse!”

The Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Paediatric Nurse Practitioners are on Facebook @hmrpnp

18. Jackie Stewart – Interim Director of Nursing and Healthcare Professionals

Jackie StewartJackie’s interim role involves being part of Board of Directors, which has overall responsibility for the running and management of the Trust and its services; but her background is in nursing.

She said: "Whilst waiting to start at university to undertake my teacher training, I undertook some voluntary work at Calderstones Hospital.

This was a life changing experience for me and I wanted to help make a difference to a vulnerable group of service years. 

"That was 35 years ago, I have never regretted it. I'm proud to be a nurse" 

You can find out more about our Board of Directors at:

You can see the full lot by liking @PennineCareNHSFT on Facebook, following @PennineCareNHS, or searching the hashtag #70for70.