Day 18 – Jo Lethaby

1. What is your job title and where do you work?

I am the ward manager of the newly reconfigured ward named Roborough Ward, which is on level 3 at NDDH. We specialise in elective orthopaedic surgery.

2. What says ‘Christmas’ to you?

The true meaning of Christmas is important to me. It can get easily get forgotten with the all the ‘commercial hype’. Also Christmas means having many happy memories of Christmases past when my parents and grandparents were still with us.

3. Top tip for a great Christmas?

My top tip…be prepared in good time, leave yourself the week before Christmas to enjoy that time, or use it to reorganise the roster…best-laid plans and all that!!! 🙂 🙂

4. Is there anything that happened in 2019 that you feel thankful for, or anyone you’d like to thank?

I am truly thankful for my amazing nursing team. This past year has not been easy for them but they have worked hard to improve our patients’ experience and reduce length of stay for those undergoing hip and knee replacement surgery. They have achieved this as part of the rapid recovery team, which include surgeons, anaesthetists, therapy staff, pharmacist, preoperative assessment nurses, specialist pain nurses and the many other departments involved, including our housekeepers and especially the support I have had from my managers Karen, Donna and Nicol. My thanks go out to everyone. Thanks to my friends and family for their continued support, as always.

5. Have you got a goal for 2020?

My goals for 2020 are to consolidate the Roborough team, to grow in strength and determination and to further success in our speciality…and to naturally improve my golf!

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Last updated: December 17, 2019