Who are you?
My name is Mina Dris-Harrid, IRU ward manager.
Summarise your role:
I work in an acute elderly unit. My role is focused both on clinical and on management. On my clinical days, I take charge to assist in the delivery of safe care to patients. Aside from making the ward run smoothly, I also ensure that the staff needs are well taken care of.
What do you find rewarding?
The most rewarding part of being a nurse is when I make the smallest change to our elderly patients' care, but to them it makes a big difference. The smiles say a lot and are priceless to me. I always want to give my patients the best care possible, whether they're preparing to go home or spending their last days with us, they deserve an extraordinary experience.
What do you find challenging about your role?
The most challenging part of my role is striking a balance on staffing levels to maintain safety. Our team was tested during the height of COVID-19, during which the staff had to work indefatigably, but everyone was just incredible in constantly ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the patients.
What do you enjoy outside of work?
I love travelling. This was one of the reasons why I ended up working as a nurse in UK. Gardening at home is a great stress buster and I love watching vlogs on YouTube. I am always fascinated by political, food and travel vlogs.