Royal approval for aspiring mental health nurse

31 January 2019

Maddison Ormond-Donnelly has received an invitation to the Trust to meet Mental Health Nurses after telling the Duke and Duchess of Sussex that’s what she wanted to become.

Maddison got the opportunity to tell the royal couple that “there aren’t enough of them” during their visit to Birkenhead. 

Maddison’s mother, Amy Donnelly, a mental health nurse for the Trust, said: “It was unbelievable; I couldn’t quite believe that Maddison had met Harry and Meghan.

“Meghan gave her a little hug and asked what she wanted to do when she grows up, when she said ‘a mental health nurse’ Meghan took her straight over to Harry.

“Harry asked her why she wanted to become a mental health nurse, and Maddison told them there aren’t enough of them, and she wanted to care for people with mental health problems.

“I couldn’t be more proud of her.”

Amy has worked for the NHS since 2003 and originally started out as a cleaner. From there Amy became a support worker before studying a foundation degree to become a band 4 assistant practitioner.

Seeing this story unfold on Twitter, Director of Nursing, Avril Devaney MBE, invited Maddison, her sister and classmates to come to CWP and meet their healthcare heroes.

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