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A privileged position

Claire Harris leads a team of 40 nurses delivering stroke services   
Clare Harris

Claire Harris is ward sister in the acute stroke unit, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, Wales. She is responsible for leading a large team of 40 nurses who deliver stroke services to patients in Gwent.

Why did you become a nurse?

No one in my family is a nurse, but since childhood I have wanted to join the caring profession. I enjoy helping people and love working with older people. I definitely think nursing is the vocation for me.

What might you have done otherwise?

Clichéd as it may sound, I always dreamed of being a nurse. Originally, I considered training to become a midwife, but I enjoyed nursing so much that I changed my mind.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Delivering patient care. I work


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