International Nurses’ Day Blog – Marion McDonagh, Bromley Road

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Marion McDonagh is a registered Mental Health Nurse and works at Bromley Road in London. The hospital provides a rehabilitation service to deliver positive support and risk reduction strategies as well as providing opportunities for social inclusion and building skills for independent living.

Marion is the lead assessor for the region and has gained valuable experience in assessing complex individuals who are referred to our services.

Marion has worked at Bromley Road since 2015 and within 8 months, Marion became the Team Leader for the service and 18 months later became Ward Manager. She is an integral part of the team.

What you enjoy most about the service?

At Bromley Road no day is the same. I enjoy the day to day challenges at Bromley Road and how we approach these as a team. I feel very confident in my team and our ability to manage challenging situations on the ward. I also enjoy working within a Rehabilitation setting and find it very rewarding to be supporting individuals with their recovery.

Why did you get into nursing?

It was my childhood aspiration to become a nurse. I wanted to do something meaningful and make a difference.

What is the best bit about your job?

The best thing about my job is seeing a patient’s happiness when they have had a positive experience or have accomplished one of their goals. It makes me feel proud to be part of the team at Bromley Road and I get great satisfaction from my job knowing that we are supporting our patients to succeed in their recovery journey.

Tell us something you enjoy doing outside of nursing?

Outside of nursing, I enjoy spending time with family, socialising and travelling.

Marion says, “To celebrate International Nurse’s day, on the 13th of May, Bromley Road will be hosting a party for all of our staff, especially celebrating all of our nursing staff!”