I become a HCSW as I wanted to make a difference to patients and their relatives – I think this was strongly influenced by my friend being poorly as a child, seeing her like that made me realise that I wanted to make a difference to people and help them when they are most in need.
I chose to work at CUH as it is my local hospital, but also offers many different opportunities that will help me in the future to become a registered nurse.
One of the things I enjoy the most about being a HCSW is being able to see a patient getting better. Seeing a patient from being very unwell, to then being discharged once better is one of the most rewarding things about this job.
For people who want to become a HCSW my advice would be to do it! It is one of the world’s most rewarding jobs.