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Gentle psychiatric nurse helps me avoid stress

Maureen Robinson says nurse David Robinson allows her to relax and focus on her own health and even helps with her benefits

Maureen Robinson says nurse David Robinson allows her to relax and focus on her own health and even helps with her benefits

David Robinson – no relation – is my community psychiatric nurse (CPN) and the first male CPN I have ever had.

He is a wonderful, kind, gentle man and is great to talk to, even about women's health issues.

He came to nursing as a second career, having worked on oil rigs off the coast of Canada. Making such a big change showed how much he wanted to be a nurse.

I did well in a photography competition for the Alzheimer’s Society and they used my picture of crocuses for their calendar. I gave him a copy and he said he would frame it and put it on his desk, which pleased me a great deal.

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