Selfless nursing students assisting resthome during Lockdown

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11 May 2020

During the lockdown a number of Bachelor of Nursing students from Ara have put their hands up to help out within the Aged Residential Care sector, with a group of seven working within Rosewood Resthomes, the origin of the biggest COVID-19 patient cluster in NZ.

Jo Hathaway, Regional (South Island) Programme Facilitator - Palliative Care at Rosewood Resthomes was thrilled with their work ethic.

“I had the absolute pleasure of working alongside several of these wonderful nursing students in the COVID-19 ward at Rosewood. They are truly a credit to their teachers and to the nursing profession. They worked tirelessly to ensure that all patients were extremely well cared for with as many personal touches as possible, going the extra mile to find out their dietary preferences, usual routines and favourite music.”

“As a Clinical Nursing Specialist, I found them easy to direct, confident and accurate in their assessments and proactive in their duties. I personally was deeply appreciative of, and humbled by, their willingness to pitch in and work extremely hard in an intense and high-risk situation. I know they will be absolute assets to the nursing profession and wish them all the best for their studies and career.”