Emma left More House in 2004 with A-Levels in Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Religious Studies. She studied Biomedical Science at St. George’s Hospital Medical School. Following completion of her degree she worked at a busy London hospital Blood Transfusion Laboratory. After having her son in 2009 she undertook a Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Nursing achieving Distinction.
Her nursing placements took her to several London Hospitals including UCLH and The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. She began practicing as a Registered Nurse in 2016 and specialised in Intensive Care. In 2019 she began working as a Nurse Blood Transfusion Practitioner.
In 2021 her specialist skills in intensive care were required again and she was redeployed back to Intensive Care to care for those critically ill with COVID-19. She recalls the time on the COVID ICU as surreal and terrifying. She says of her time working through both waves of Covid -19, ‘Myself and my colleagues were pushed physically, emotionally and professionally to our limits trying to achieve the best outcome for our very sick patients in an unprecedented time.’ Following this experience she began working with the Royal College of Nursing to campaign for Fair Pay for Nursing and safe staffing.
I remember my time at More House with fondness and felt it was where I learnt to stand up for my beliefs and be an advocate for those who feel powerless.