Being a part of the family birthing unit (FBU) at Surrey Memorial Hospital has allowed me to be present for some of life’s most precious moments. During my here, I have had the opportunity to work alongside a dedicated and compassionate team of health care professionals. With a common goal of improving the quality of patient care, we have created a nurturing environment that fosters trust, comfort, and confidence in our patients.
The FBU is a place of celebration, resilience, and strength. It’s a space where individuals come together to create a positive and nurturing environment for new life to flourish. The privilege of being part of this journey for 13 years has shaped me both personally and professionally, and I am grateful for the incredible experiences and lessons it has taught me. It has been an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling experience, and is a privilege to support families through this significant event in their lives.
I started my nursing career as a postpartum nurse on this unit in 2010. In January 2011, I was given the opportunity to complete the perinatal specialty in labour and delivery. Over the last 13 years, I have had the opportunity to obtain experience in different areas including antepartum, triage, and C-section recovery room.
My passion for working with families led me to an opportunity in working as an antepartum charge nurse and subsequently an antepartum care management coordinator. This role further evoked a desire in me to become a part of the leadership team as a clinical nurse educator.
If you’re considering a career on the FBU, I can wholeheartedly say that it is an incredibly fulfilling and meaningful path. It is a privilege to be a part of such a transformative and life-affirming process, and I am grateful for every moment spent in this incredible field.