Surgical robots create opportunities for theatre nurses
As well as transforming surgery, the introduction of robots at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust has opened up new and exciting opportunities for the trust’s theatre nurses, writes Lynne Pearce
When London’s Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust introduced robots a decade ago, it transformed some surgical procedures.
But it also created new and exciting opportunities for the trust’s theatre nurses, says theatre sister Robin Hurst-Baird, who joined the trust two years ago.
‘Robotic surgery is enabling nurses to have increasing responsibilities,’ she says. ‘It gives them the chance to be more involved.’
After qualifying nine years ago, Ms Hurst-Baird has always worked in theatres, including as an anaesthetic nurse before starting to work with robots around six years ago. In her current band 7...
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