Five minutes with Jennie Negus, Deputy Chief Nurse, Pilgrim hospital

Five minutes with Jennie Negus, Deputy Chief Nurse, Pilgrim hospital

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What do you like best about your job?
Stories – hearing the real life stories of our patients and staff and then using them to make a difference where I can – or helping others too.

Who or what inspires you?
People I meet each day; our patients and staff – they inspire me to do well and to make a difference.

Name one thing you couldn’t live without?
My sewing machine.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party and why?

  • My dad – I miss him and I realise I didn’t make the best of him while he was still with us.
  • Tom Kitwood – he was such a huge influence and researcher for dementia and person-centred care.
  • My husband – because he could do the cooking while I talk to my guests!

Who had the greatest influence on your career?
Sister Jill Adams – she was my ward sister when I first qualified; she was who I aspired to be in terms of caring for her staff as well as her patients. I hope I have done her proud.

What was the last thing that made you smile?
A text from my son a few minutes ago; he is getting married in a couple of weeks and is very excited, but there is the the panic of last stuff is kicking in!

What is your greatest achievement?
Being a mum and a nanny.

Where is your favourite place in the world?

What’s your favourite book?
The Color Purple.

If you could change one thing about where you work what would it be?
To work together more.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you take with you?

  1. Sewing machine
  2. My iPhone as I am the RedheadQueen in an online fantasy war game and I can’t risk someone attacking my castle!
  3. Portable generator so I can use the above.

How would you like to be remembered?
Kind, compassionate and good fun.