Sister Carolyn Gant is celebrating 40 years as a nurse in 2019. Carolyn was born in 1961, she started her nurse training at the tender age of 18 on the 1st October 1979. The weekend before she started her training she met Paul, who supported her throughout and they married shortly after completing the course, Carolyn gained SEN status in 1981.
Carolyn completed her nurse training in Clatterbridge Hospital, Wirral and made lifelong friends that she still speaks to today. Her first job after qualifying as a nurse was in Clatterbridge medicine for the elderly and then Clatterbridge Medical unit, where she worked until 1985.
It was at this time Carolyn transferred her skills into the community and started working with the Health Visitors. She continuously studied throughout her career always furthering her knowledge, Carolyn gained RGN qualification in 1993. Later in 1999 she found a passion in District Nursing and gained her District Nurse Certificate and Community Nurse Prescribing in 2000.
Carolyn has dedicated the last 30 years to Community Nursing, she has been loyal to the development of community nursing and community nurses and a role model to all. Being a mentor she has mentored many students, colleagues and future district nurses as an SPQ developer, Supporting and enabling them to work safely and independently in the community to gain necessary skills to deliver a caring and skilled service to those in need.
Carolyn has been loyal to district nursing and the borough of Birkenhead and is well known and liked amongst the patients and staff, She is finishing her career as Clinical Team Leader of St Catherines District Nurses at Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we wish her the best for her retirement and thank her for her services to nursing.