"I love being a nurse and I wouldn’t change it for the world!"
Hinal Chudasama is a mental health nurse, who currently works as ward manager for the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Langley Green Hospital in Crawley. She has worked for the NHS for nine years, two of which have been with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Having completed a psychology degree, Hinal experienced working in both acute hospitals and in clinical support settings. She then completed her nurse training, and has since worked in mental health services in the community, acute and PICU.
“I love being a nurse and I wouldn’t change it for the world! As ward manager, I work a minimum of one shift a week on the frontline, which allows me to really keep in touch with what nursing is really about.
“I learn new things every day, and thanks to Sussex Partnership, I have been given so many opportunities to grow and develop, which I am so grateful for.
“I enjoy working closely with my patients and ensuring they feel supported and hopeful about their future. I love seeing the smile on their faces, and knowing that I have been able to make a difference to their lives.”
We asked Hinal why she thinks we are so privileged to have the NHS: “We are lucky to have access to free healthcare, where rapid treatment and interventions are available to everyone. We are lucky to have a service which is easily accessible and supports all needs, and is always improving services with patient and families feedback.”