Helen Turtle, Nursing Auxiliary
My career background has always been in a nursing home environment working with the elderly and I thoroughly enjoyed it but I have always had a love of animals from a young age. My cat Pancakes, two miniature schnauzers Harvey and Cassie, Herbie my yellow bellied slider turtle, along with my newest addition Blue the rabbit, keep me pretty busy at home! As I am an animal lover myself, I know how important each and every patient is to their owners. I’ve discovered that the incredible team at CHVH treat every patient as if it was our own family. My role includes cleaning and sterilising surgical instruments and ensuring the hospital as a whole is clean and tidy to make day to day life in the surgery limited from any infection. I also am here to give our inpatients a little bit of extra TLC and cuddles to make their stay as comfortable for them as it can be. Working here is very busy and at times sad, but I have learnt so much and am enjoying every single second of my work. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be able to do something I truly love…it is literally my dream job!