Karina was ecstatic to have won a Chairman’s Award. Knowing so many amazing nurses, she can’t believe she has been singled out as a winner.
When training to be a nurse, at the age of 17, Karina visited the older people’s men’s ward at Dykebar Hospital and instantly knew that she wanted to work with older people.
Six years on and now based at the Mansionhouse Unit Karina said: “Although the job is both physically and mentally demanding as soon as you make one patient smile your day is made”. Suffice to say that Karina is a nurse who absolutely loves her job.
It is certainly her forte with her nominator saying: “The kindness and compassion she demonstrates has been unfailing. She is one of the most consummately positive and bright nurses I have had the pleasure of knowing throughout 30 years of nursing practice. She sees the best in people and in situations and is a real asset to patient care, to the nursing profession and to our Board.”