Pablo Valino Bouzas
From Galicia to Oldham - Spanish Nurse supporting patients in Theatres
Pablo Valino Bouzas from Galicia trained in his home country of Spain for four years, qualifying as a Nurse in June 2014.
He explained, “I was inspired to be a Nurse as I wanted to help others and to make a difference to people’s lives.”
Pablo got his first job in England after qualifying in 2014 and worked in Basildon as a staff Nurse. Pablo found that Basildon did not offer the kind of city lifestyle that he wanted, so he set his sights on finding a new role in the Manchester area having discounted London as being too big.
Now based at The Royal Oldham Hospital, Pablo benefits from being close to Manchester city centre, with excellent transport links to the many leading leisure and cultural attractions that the city hosts. Pablo has found his English has improved and says “It took me a while, but I’ve finally got used to the Oldham and Lancashire accents!”
Working as a Band 5 Theatre Nurse in Anaesthetics, Pablo is on the next step of his development journey and is being supported to undertake Recovery Training. Pablo said “I feel very supported by my managers and the whole team at all levels – technicians, experience Band 5s and managers. I have received support in furthering my career, but also on advice on where to live and places to visit. It’s a really good and friendly working atmosphere.”
Talking about giving the best of care and how rewarding he finds his role, Pablo said, “I take pride in doing a job well – it’s important for safety and for care. In theatres I am often the last person a patient sees before their anaesthetic and I hold their hand, give them a smile, listen to them and reassure them. It’s lovely when they come round and show their appreciation for what you’ve done for them.”