Location: East Sussex
Coverage: The South East & South London
Penny is a highly experienced registered Nurse with over 16 years’ practise gained in a range of clinical and managerial roles. As a Case Manager, Penny is committed to ensuring that the clients she supports have every opportunity to realise their potential. She draws on her knowledge and experience in advocating for individuals and their families who have been affected by neurological (including brain and spinal cord injury) and polytraumatic injuries, including complex orthopaedic injuries and amputation.
After qualifying as a Registered General Nurse in 2003, Penny has worked in various acute clinical settings including orthopaedic, neuro, spinal, maxillofacial, ear nose and throat and poly trauma. From 2003 to 2005 Penny worked as a ward nurse in an orthopaedic setting, giving her extensive experience in orthopaedic injuries and nursing needs. Since 2005 Penny has specialised in working with adults who have sustained brain injury, spinal injury and other complex neurological conditions. Since 2015, her roles have incorporated Ear Nose and Throat and facial injuries and conditions, also giving Penny an in-depth understanding of the management of these cases. Penny has also gained extensive experience in the management of patients from their acute phase through to planning rehabilitation and suitable discharge placements. As a Senior Ward Sister, Penny has led and enabled the multidisciplinary teams, patients and their families to work in a patient centred way towards recovery and then onwards to a comprehensive rehabilitation programme ensuring all holistic needs are met.
Penny has many years of experience in teaching patients, relatives and staff and has been part of the educational team for staff development in the ward environment. Penny has a deep understanding and commitment to the importance of education.
Since 2018, Penny has worked in the position of Major Trauma Nurse Practitioner; a role that involved leading the management of a poly trauma patient’s care from admission to discharge. She has a wide understanding of injuries and management needs of polytrauma patients. Penny has extensive experience in leading and planning with the multidisciplinary teams to ensure timely medical, nursing and therapeutic interventions are delivered. She also has comprehensive experience in planning patient’s rehabilitation upon discharge from hospital.
Penny is a member of the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM) and holds a Degree in Professional Nursing.