Meet Catherine Howes, a PICU Nurse at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital as well as a regular volunteer Nurse on our Camps.
Our volunteer nurses are a crucial part of our teams, encouraging, supporting and teaching the local nurses.
How did you become part of HLH?
I first became involved with Healing Little Hearts after a colleague at work suggested I may be interested in an upcoming trip to India. I definitely was, I went and I haven’t looked back – the trips are definitely addictive! I have been on a number of trips now to places in the world I would probably never seen, and definitely never worked in.
What does HLH means to you?
HLH has become a big and important part of my life. It is a privilege to be able to work alongside the children, families and staff on the trips. There is a big emphasis on education for local teams, but I feel I always learn so much more. It is pretty incredible to work within a team of people (many of whom have never met before) who have travelled many miles to carry on working and to know we have made a definite difference to a child’s life!
What do you get from HLH and how does it impacts on your life?
A child with a heart defect has no say into which continent, country or healthcare system they are born into, and the opportunity to be a part of a team who have without doubt changed the lives of these children is an amazing experience which has definitely changed my life too. My involvement with HLH is an extremely rewarding part of my career and life in general – I have made new friends, learnt new things and had a multitude of different experiences during the trips I have been a part of and always look forward to the next! Working with unfamiliar people in an unfamiliar place is challenging, but exciting and inspiring in equal measure. I am very proud of being part of HLH and every-thing that it is achieving.
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Healing Little Hearts
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