Hospital ship nurse tells of joy of work; BREAKING HEALTH newsbulletin.A WELSH nurse has spoken of her work onboard the world's largest charity hospital ship.
Ana Glover, a paediatric Adj. 1. paediatric - of or relating to the medical care of children; "pediatric dentist"
pediatric nurse from Neath Neath (nēth), Welsh Castell-nedd, town (1981 pop. 48,687), Neath Port Talbot, S Wales, on the Neath River. Neath is both a market and an industrial town. Metallurgy and a growing petrochemical industry are important. , is spending a year on the Africa Mercy, working in Togo.
The 32-year-old said: "Being a nurse on the Africa Mercy is very different to being a one at home. I'm seeing conditions which would not be presented in the UK.
"Also it's great to see so many different nurses from different nationalities come together and work together for the first time. Putting the patient first at all times is a fantastic experience. It really is an inspirational charity.
"It's humbling to see patients who are so happy and grateful for what we have done for them. I feel privileged to have helped change their lives and give them hope. Seeing their faces light up when they realise they've been healed is a precious moment."
Judy Polkinhorn, executive director of Mercy Ships Mercy Ships is a global charity engaged in demonstrating the love of God among the forgotten poor. Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships is the leader in using hospital ships to provide free world class health care and community development services to developing UK, said: "Mercy Ships simply would not be able to carry on with the work that we do if not for the dedicated nurses, like Ana, who give up their time every year and volunteer.
"Mercy Ships requires around 750 nurses to volunteer each year and the dedication and commitment of those nurses who volunteer is admired and cherished. We would like to thank each one for all their hard work."