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‘Don’t be too focused on the task at hand’

Admiral Nurse Sarah Oakwood on her ‘musts’ for working with older people

Admiral Nurse Sarah Oakwood on her ‘musts’ for working with older people

What is your job?

I am an Admiral Nurse at Weston General Hospital in Weston-super-Mare. Alongside supporting families, I support best practice in dementia care among other healthcare professionals in the hospital. Currently, we are looking at developing a specialist dementia pathway, alongside our colleagues in the frailty team, and introducing some bespoke training to support staff who deliver one-to-one enhanced care.

Why did you become a nurse?

In my teenage years I worked in nursing homes and appreciated how important individualised care is, and ultimately how important it is to care for an ageing population.

Where did you train?

At Oxford Brookes University on a four-year nursing degree from 1992-96.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I love the


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