Two minutes with...our nurse led ear clinic
What is the role of your team?
We support the Trust’s ear, nose and throat services and have provided a nurse led ear care service at St Thomas' Hospital since 1995. We see around 4,000 adults and 300 children each year, who are referred from their GPs, practise nurse, inpatient wards or other departments.
Tell us about a typical day
Every day is different as we have a varied group of patients from age two to 100 years old. We remove wax, foreign bodies in children's ears, treat ear infections and also visit inpatient wards at St Thomas' to see patients who are not well enough to come to clinic. We also help support patients with managing their hearing aids and refer those who may benefit from them.
What’s the best thing about your job?
Making a difference! It’s fantastic to see a patient who arrives struggling with their hearing, leave with their hearing restored and truly improving their quality of life.