12 May 2021

Guest blogger: Alex Jenkins

Alex Jenkins, nurse at Bristol Heart Institute celebrates International Nurses Day
To celebrate International Nurse’s Day, our newest Charity Champion Alex Jenkins, a nurse at the Bristol Heart Institute (BHI), tells us about the role and why she’s grateful for charity support...

“I’ve been a nurse at the BHI for two years now. Part of the reason I chose to apply for the job here was the care they gave to my husband Carl for a heart condition.

He received fantastic care, first at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (BRHC) and then at the BHI.

My dad also had treatment at Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC) after he was sadly diagnosed with cancer aged 55. His care was second to none. He sadly moved to palliative care and the staff at BHOC helped to get him home to enjoy his 56th birthday. He passed away just over a month later.

I will never forget what they did for him.

This is why I started fundraising for Above & Beyond, and later became a Charity Champion.

I was working in the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) on Christmas Day and seeing all my patients open a present was lovely. It really made a difference to them and us.

Becoming a Charity Champion will help me spread the word about the difference your amazing donations make to those working at the hospitals.

From everyone at the BHI and Bristol city centre hospitals I want to say thank you for your support - on International Nurse’s Day and every day.

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Read more about Alex selling homemade soaps to raise money for Above & Beyond.

UHBW can find out more about becoming a Charity Champion here.