Catherine Green has worked as a nurse since qualifying in the UK in 1995. She trained as a mental health nurse and worked in this field looking after adults until she moved with her family to Salt Spring in 2005. She worked for Beacon Services in home care when she first moved to the island and developed a passion for working with older clients.
“I started working at Lady Minto hospital seven years ago and have had the privilege of working with elderly residents from the community and a great team of health care providers. I have been given the opportunity to take part in education specific to the area in which I work, attending workshops and courses focusing on care for the elderly. I also attended courses with a palliative focus and wound care, all very relevant to my work on the unit. I recently applied and interviewed for the role of Practice Lead for residential care and was delighted to accept the role when it was offered to me.
I absolutely love my job and am honored to serve the residents on the unit and be available as a resource and part of the team that maintains an excellent level of care for our residents.”
Clinical Coordinator, Jo Twaites, works closely with Catherine and tells us how thrilled she is to have added a Practice Leader to our Residential Care Unit.
“Catherine Green brings us years of geriatric experience, including specialized training in Palliative Care and Wound Care. In addition, she brings us outstanding leadership skill and a genuine patient-centered, capable, and compassionate approach. Catherine leads a team of Licensed Practical Nurses and Continuing Care Aides who provide 24 hour care on our Residential Care Unit. She is well respected and well-liked by the team members and residents alike. Personally, I feel a great sense of confidence in her ability to ensure that our Residential Care Unit is up-to-date with best practice in all areas of senior’s care.”