Article of Heidrun Pundt (Education Lead Nurse from Bremen and Member of the German Nursing Association DBfK)

I attended the Nurses Expert Trip ‚English for Nurses – intercultural learning‘ from 30.08.2016 – 02.09.2016 in Bristol. All of us (another 9 colleagues) received a warm welcome from Sabine at English for Nurses. On the first day Ms Bella Ware (at UWE) and Ms Susie Milton (at WGH) have shown us around at the General Weston Hospital in Weston-Super-Mare. The nurses-team provide a wide range of health-care there. We got a glimpse of Stroke-nursing, we visited the Outpatient Department and were also very welcomed at the Hospice in Weston. After this visit, we had the great chance also visiting the North Somerset Community Project, where Community Nurses and the team from Rapid Response work closely together. I am really impressed of the systematically approach of the patient’s need. The patients and their day to day ‚habits’ are in the centre of health care in Britain. They should stay at home as long as possible and get at home / in the community the professional care, which they need. On the second day we visited the University of West of England (UWE). Ms. Bella Ware was our main host there. The facilities were just amazing and we were impressed about the interprofessional approach. We all have taken a lot of ideas and thoughts back home and will try to improve or nursing education system in Germany.

A really big thank you to Sabine, Bella and Susie and Team – from Heidrun

(Registered Nurse UK, Dipl. Pflegewirtin)

(Registered Nurse UK, Dipl. Pflegewirtin)