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"Isn't she LOVELY, Isn't she (a) wonderful (Nurse)..."

Lovely Sorianosos is a Senior Clinical Nurse Educator working on the Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Derby Hospital. She qualified as a Nurse in the Philippines in 2007.

After completing training in the Philippines, Lovely went to work as an ICU Nurse at a hospital there. In September 2010, she made the journey to the UK to begin life as a Staff Nurse, first at Royal Berkshire Hospital, the Nottingham University Hospitals and then moved to the Royal Derby Hospital in July 2019. 1

Lovely decided to go in to Nursing after caring for her poorly grandfather when she was younger. Her family witnessed her impeccable care and compassion and encouraged her to look at nursing as a future career.

“After my training as a Student Nurse, I was incredibly scared of working on ICU, I didn’t know if I would be able to do it, but thanks to my excellent mentors and their leadership in my first ICU role, I couldn’t see myself working in any other department – I LOVE ICU, I think I was born to be an ICU Nurse!

“In ICU you look after the sickest of patients and you are there to support them at one of the most vulnerable points in their life - I couldn’t imagine doing anything else! As a career, nursing is so challenging but equally just as rewarding – we are so privileged to be able to support our patients and look after them when they need us most. There is nothing more rewarding than 2 caring for a patient on the unit and then seeing them discharged from the unit to recover on the ward. Patients come and visit us in the unit when they are well enough and that makes my work as a nurse all worthwhile. ”

“I’m so proud of the team that I work in and all the work we do together – we really are like one big family.”