We love to receive glowing testimonials about Mildmay Mission Hospital.
This one was sent to our Clinical Lead Nurse a couple of days ago from a 2nd-year nursing student at Edinburgh University, who recently completed their elective placement with us so we thought we'd share it with you:
"I just wanted to email to say thank you for facilitating my placement at Mildmay. Over my short time here, I've learnt how to support two patient groups whom I had had very little contact with previously. Supporting these patient groups has been complex and left me reflective at times, but many of my encounters with patients and staff have been uplifting and I've witnessed an atmosphere of positivity and hope. The holistic multi-disciplinary care at Mildmay has been very impressive and a lifeline to patients.
I wanted to find an elective which would help me to challenge myself and you have given me exactly that and more. As I progress into my final year, I will take with me what I have learned at Mildmay. In Scotland, we have Waverley Care which is a Hep C and HIV charity that operates Milestone House in Edinburgh- the closest equivalent I can find in Scotland! This experience has inspired me to seek volunteer opportunities within this charity.
Finally, I have discussed this placement with my friends and family, and I have recounted this quote many times as I believe it fits Mildmay - “the true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.” - Gandhi.
All the best to staff and patients."