“I’m Natasha, Nurse Lead at Helping Hands. As a Registered Nurse with nearly ten years’ experience in intensive and critical care, I have had the pleasure of working within the NHS, as well as delivering complex care within the home.
“I love being able to utilise the wide-ranging skills I’ve developed to support our Nurse Trainers to deliver complex care within the community setting, to help keep people with more acute care needs at home. I’m proud of our team for delivering a safe, quality care service which enables our customers to feel that their independence isn’t compromised, and they are able to live their life as independently as they wish.”
Natasha studied Adult Nursing at York University, followed by five years working within the NHS in intensive care as a Cardiothoracic Nurse after she graduated. Wishing to broaden her experience, she also travelled to Australia and spent time working within general intensive care on the surgical, medical, A&E, burns and respiratory wards.
Natasha has been a nurse for ten years and has extensive specialist experience of managing a multitude of clinical interventions, invasive and non-invasive ventilation including oxygen therapy, respiratory conditions, as well as autonomic dysreflexia, tracheostomies, PEG and enteral feeding, epilepsy, diabetes, bowel and bladder management (supra-pubic, ureteral, intermittent), catheter, stoma and urostomy.
She has also had the pleasure of supporting many patients and customers with life changing conditions such as multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, Huntington’s, as well as acquired brain injuries, stroke, spinal injuries and neurological conditions.
Prior to joining Helping Hands, Natasha worked for a community healthcare organisation that delivered clinical care at home and have had extensive experience of working with Clinical Commissioning groups (CCGs) and health boards across the county.
Qualifications and Professional Development
As well as having many years of practical experience in the industry, Natasha has gained a Diploma in Adult Nursing from the University of York, which involved a mixture of practical and theoretical experience in the nursing field.
Natasha has also completed a variety of different work-based training, specialising in respiratory conditions and stoma care.