Photo: Tapiwa Nyachowe

Tapiwa Nyachowe's story

Tapiwa joined the Trust in June 2017 having previously worked in A&E units before becoming a sister in Critical Care.

For Tapiwa, the challenge of working in one of the country’s 16 regional Major Trauma Centres, was a huge appeal:

“It is very rewarding to be part of a team caring for people when they are most vulnerable.

“I wanted to work at QEHB because of its Major Trauma status; it’s prestigious to be part of it and I wanted a new challenge that would push me, such as major trauma cases.

“The team are very well co-ordinated; everybody knows their role and they have been so welcoming to me.

“Working in emergency care is not easy. You have to be emotionally resilient when dealing with some of the injuries we see but we all work together; we thrive on jumping into action and doing our best for the patient.”

“There’s a lot of training and support available so working in this environment helps you to become confident and assertive – it’s a really dynamic team.”