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Heroes of the RUH – Molly Vowles

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Meet Molly Vowles, Cardiology Day Case Health Care Assistant at the Royal United Hospitals Bath.

“My colleagues call me the ‘Cannula Queen’ – I am really proud of this nickname, the team are great!

“I started at the RUH back in 2014 after I completed Health and Social Care at college. I grew up, and still live on a working farm and so always knew I wanted to do something that cared for others. I thought I wanted to be a veterinary nurse but ended up studying healthcare as the RUH is on my doorstop. I love it here, it’s amazing.

I am a HCA on Cardiology Day Case and help recover our elective patients that come in for heart procedures. At the weekends we also do infusions and I’m on the bank for phlebotomy. It takes me all over the hospital, so I have seen how much everywhere has been impacted by COVID.

“Our patients have had to self-isolate for 14 days before their procedures, so many of them haven’t been able to see their friends or family. I love having a good chat with them and making sure I give them my time. I get to meet all sorts of people which is great. It’s been even harder to do this year, with all the PPE we have to wear, but it won’t stop me.

“This year, it feels like everyone has got closer in the hospital. Everyone has stuck by each other. We’re more like a family, which I’ve noticed a little bit more. Helping each other out. It’s nice to see.

“I won’t be working on Christmas Day, as the unit will be closed. But I will probably be helping my family out with our Hereford and Aberdeen Angus cows on the farm! My puppy, Willow will also be around, but as a pug crossed with a Shit-Zu, Jack Russell and Yorkshire Terrier – he’s not quite the working farm dog my parents had in mind!Meet Molly Vowles, Cardiology Day Case Health Care Assistant at the Royal United Hospitals Bath.

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