Hannah Purser, who has worked as a registered nurse on the hospice’s Inpatient Unit since March 2020.
“I find my job extremely rewarding as I enjoy helping patients and their relatives to optimise the quality of their life,” she said.
“Working as part of a team to ensure patients are given safe and compassionate care motivates me to be the best nurse and advocate I can be every day.
“To become a nurse has always been an ambition of mine and is a decision I have not regretted. My Nanny and Auntie were nurses as well, so they were really pleased that I’d followed their path and all my family and friends are very supportive of me and proud that I am contributing to the local community in my job.”
From Felixstowe, Hannah trained to be a nurse at the Univeristy of Suffolk having previously completed a degree in History of Art at the University of Kent. After graduating from the Univeristy of Suffolk she worked at Ipswich Hospital’s Somersham Ward, in oncology and haematology, which is where her interest in palliative care began.
“While working on Somersham Ward I developed a passion for palliative care and helping people during extremely difficult times in their lives which is what led to me wanting to work at the hospice,” explained Hannah.
“I was so pleased to join St Elizabeth Hospice as I was very aware of the high-levels of care they provide, as well as having my own person connection to the hospice movement, after my Nanny received hospice support during her last days, and I remember clearly the care and compassion she was given.”