Laura Atherton - Senior Sister for Ward 7 and the Coronary Care Unit (CCU)
Laura started at the trust in 2002 as a Bank HCA and commenced training in 2003, resulting in her qualifying as a Registered Nurse in 2006. Her first Staff Nurse post was on Ward 11 and in 2009 she was seconded to Band 6 sister on Ward 11. In 2010 she moved to Ward 10 as Band 6 Sister and then in 2015 was offered the Band 7 post on Ward 7.
She was encouraged and well supported by the Ward Managers on Wards 10 and 11 to apply for a place at Chester University to complete her nurse training and since qualifying, she has been encouraged to complete a further Level 6 module in order to complete her degree, with only one more module to go.
One of her favourite memories was winning the ‘Team Leader of the year’ award at the annual East Cheshire NHS Trust Staff Awards in 2015.