Say hello to Lola

Lola in the SMTU.
Lola in the SMTU.
August 15, 2019

Say hello to Lola, acting Nurse Manager of our State Major Trauma Unit (SMTU) and a valued member of the RPH nursing team for the last 10 years.

“I never thought about becoming a nurse when I was younger but applied for nursing because I wanted a career that offered me variety, flexibility and allowed me to work with people, especially those in vulnerable populations,” said Lola.

“Nursing allows me to make a difference in people’s lives and I’m privileged to have a profession I am proud of.”

When patients and their families come to the SMTU they are often experiencing the most emotional and frightening time in their lives. Lola, and the rest of the SMTU team, are there to guide patients on their road to recovery. Because of this shared journey, Lola remembers many patients, their families and their stories of triumph and determination.

“One of the many reasons I work in Trauma is because we do see so many patients make miraculous recoveries and the strength of the human spirit never ceases to amaze me,” said Lola.

“I also witness my colleagues go above and beyond for our patients and I’m privileged to work with such an amazing team.”

Lola treats all patients with kindness and compassion, regardless of what brought them in to hospital. She also cares for her fellow team members and is passionate about the mental health of healthcare professionals.

“All members of the multidisciplinary SMTU team know they can approach me at any time if they need support or just a chat.”