Tommy visits UWE Bristol University sharing the pledge campaign, his caring experience and the project.
Thank you to Julie Armoogum and Kathy Rogers for inviting Tommy to speak at the 3rd Year Nursing, End of Life Care Conference.
Tommy was joined by Elaine Trainor, Evidence and Evaluation Manager NHS England, who shared Leading Change, Adding Value, Framework (This link will take you away from our website) for Nursing Midwifery and Care Staff
Tommy was so honoured to speak about caring for his mum, Joan, our Make a Difference Campaign and the Pledge Publication
Thank you Julie, Kathy and the wonderful students for a brilliant morning and inspiring pledges below.
I pledge to make at least one positive impact on each patient by asking what matters to them and helping them achieve it.
Demi Ansen – Student Nurse
I pledge I will not ask what’s wrong with but what matters to you. To make a difference to that individual. Emily McCarthy – Student Nurse
I pledge to know my patients and what matters to them and who matters to them.
Nikki Henley – Student Nurse
I will treat my patients how I’d want my family to be treated. Ask “What matters to you”.
I will continue to try to get to know the person, not the condition.
Rebecca Allen – Student Nurse
I will never stop caring.
Anna – Student Nurse
I pledge to always talk to my patients and ask them what matters to them more, be patient and kind.
Joanne Ryall – Student Nurse
I will always try to listen to what patients need and how I can help meet that need.
I will strive to make sure to ask what matters and is important to my patients. To advocate for those people who can’t and share their wishes.
Lucy Butler – Student Nurse
I pledge to give my time to listen. To be patient and actively listen to those that need to be listen to.
Ella Millington – Student Nurse
I pledge to care. I pledge to listen, and I pledge to advocate for people that I care for to honour their memories and contributions they have made to everyone around them.
Richard Dowell – Student Nurse
I pledge that people won’t be defined by their condition or behaviour but what and who matters to them.
Katie Fletcher – Student Nurse
I pledge to see the person “not the condition”.
I pledge to do my very best to provide the best care and treat all people as individuals.
I pledge to give more time to patients with dementia to understand their needs and what matters to them.
I pledge to never stop caring and never walk past someone who needs me.
Jo Hosegood – UWE
I pledge to ensure all patients in my care have been asked what matters most to them and every need is done with them.
Stephanie Merick – UWE Adult Nursing Student
I pledge to ask who maters and what matters and listen to the people in my care.
Rhiana Edwards – Adult Nursing Student
I pledge to never stop caring.
I pledge to appreciate everyone has a story.
Amy Prettyjohn – Student Nurse
I pledge to ask each and every patient in my care “what matter to you” and do my best to ensure it happens.
Lauren MacDonald – Student Nurse
My pledge is to ask every patient “what matters to you” and “who matters to you”.
Jenna Flicker – Student Nurse
I pledge to make a difference to my patients and understand my own value as a nurse. To recognise the difference, I can make. To understand what matters to my patients and to keep Tommy`s story with me. Jennifer Hort – Student Nurse
I pledge to find out what matters to my patients.
I pledge to take time to find out what and who matters to my patients.
I pledge to remember that the individual is a person, much more than their condition.
Rebecca Mathieson – Student Nurse
I pledge to take time to get to know the person not the patient. To have home comforts in hospital – familiar clothes, familiar soap, familiar scents and familiar, friendly faces. What matters to you and who matters to you.
Alice Williams – UWE Student Nurse
I pledge to always take the time to find out about my patients asking what they enjoy and how they are feeling. Ensuring that I and everyone around them treat everyone with respect and maintain their dignity.
Jessica Nicholls – Student Nurse
I pledge to always see the person and not the illness.
I pledge to never talk about my patients like they aren’t in the room.
I pledge to incorporate music and therapies where possible for dementia patients in hospital.
Clare Lewis – Student Nurse
I pledge to ask how are you and what is important to you to everyone I care for living with dementia.
I pledge to always respect patient’s individuality – wants, needs and desirers and always look beyond “challenging behaviour” by asking what the person is trying to tell you with their behaviour.
I pledge to ask people who matters to them and what matters to them.
I pledge to be the best nurse I can be and care for every service user the way I would like to be cared for. Charlotte Bunce – Student Nurse at UWE
I pledge to make sure the little thing become the big things.
Elaine Little – Student Nurse
I pledge to take time and find out what matters to people.
Eleanor Stephens – Student Nurse at UWE
I pledge to remember why I became a nurse.
Kira Cox – Learning Disability Nurse (Student)
I pledge to ask what matters to you and who matters to you.
Hollie Wood – Student Nurse UWE