Mrs Sally Bloomfield
Position: House Nurse Cobham and Walpole
Department: Cobham House,
Telephone: 01280 818210
Life Before Stowe
I began my nursing career many, many years ago, lamp wasn't included! Initially at the age of 17 I commenced my Orthopaedic Nursing Certificate, at The Nuffield in Oxford. Following on from this I did my Registered General Nursing at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. During this time my love for Orthopaedics and Trauma grew and on completing my training I took a position as Staff Nurse at The Nuffield.
In 1984 I moved to the Accident and Emergency Department at the Horton General Hospital in Banbury and remained there until I starting my family. After the birth of my second child I returned to nursing as a Practice Nurse in a large General Practice in Banbury Town Centre.
I had 27 happy years working in primary care, during which time I gained my Practice Nurse Certificate at Brooks University and I was lead nurse for Respiratory, Travel and Cytology. I have always enjoyed working with young adults, hence my move to Stowe.
What do you enjoy most about nursing?
From a very early age I wanted to become a nurse, I’m in possession of a ghastly photograph of me in a nurse’s uniform to prove it! I love helping people and get great satisfaction from doing so - it also enables me to meet lots of interesting people.
What do you like about Stowe?
What’s not to like about such beautiful, famous surrounding? Beating the heron over the bridge in the morning is a great start to the day! I also love working with a great team of nurses who have been so supportive in my new role.
My family, which includes a husband and two grown up children. I have a three year old granddaughter who I love to spend time with (I’m known as naughty nana!) As a family we enjoy walking, eating out and holidays. I enjoy yoga, swimming and Italian red wine – in sensible amounts obviously!