What is it like to work at SASH? Some of our staff share their experience of working and training at SASH.
Senior charge nurse, critical care
Dave is started out as a student nurse at SASH and is now a senior charge nurse working on the intensive care unit (ICU).
Senior staff nurse, cardiology
Rosie joined SASH as a nursing assistant and is now a senior staff nurse caring for cardiology patients.
Occupational therapy uses a whole person approach to health and wellbeing. The aim is to enable patients to participate in meaningful daily activities and to promote independence in all aspects of life. In an acute setting like East Surrey Hospital, an occupational therapist will work with patients to assess functional performance, set goals and help with early rehabilitation.
Visit the occupational therapy page to learn more about the team.
David is a lead emergency practitioner working in the emergency department (ED) at East Surrey Hospital. He started his career in the ambulance service, qualifying as a paramedic 20 years ago. Today David leads a large team of emergency practitioners and advanced clinical
practitioners (advanced nurses and specialist paramedics). He says the best thing about working at SASH is the people and being able to make a difference.
Dr Neemisha Jain is a consultant paediatrician with a special interest in diabetes and has been part of the SASH team since 2009. She is also the lead for children’s assessment unit and paediatric A&E liaison lead. Dr Jain thinks the best thing about working at SASH is:
“SASH has helped and allowed me to grow as a clinical leader. It has recognised the hard work I have put into improving the services for children with diabetes. It has also allowed me to achieve a degree of work life balance, in spite of it being a really busy paediatric unit.”
Food and beverage manager
Steve is the deputy food and beverage manager based at East Surrey Hospital. He is responsible for food served in the Three Arches Restaurant for staff and visitors, as well as the meals prepared for patients on the wards. This includes cooking special requests for patients with special dietary requirements such as gluten intolerance.
“For me it’s about making a difficult situation such as being in hospital that little bit better. I am fortunate to have a great team working along side me; we have an outstanding catering team at SASH.”
A physician associate (PA) is a healthcare professional trained to the medical model and works under the supervision of a consultant or GP. Moni is a PA at SASH working in the acute medical unit – she discusses her career choices in this video from Health Education England.