A MEMBER of the trust’s mortuary team is celebrating being fully qualified in her specialty after completing a challenging two-year national diploma.
The programme involves a total of 10 knowledge and competency units in areas such as health and safety, microbiology and infection, anatomy and physiology, communication and preparing for a post mortem.
Shaunna said: “I am really pleased to have completed the level 3 diploma.
“I am passionate about being an anatomical pathology technologist, caring for our patients and doing all we can for relatives and families in what can be a very emotional and difficult time.
“It’s a privilege to be a part of a patient’s final journey and do all we can to help relatives have positive memories of their family member during such a difficult time.”
The trust is one of two centres nationally who run the level 3 diploma, led by mortuary and bereavement service manager Michelle Lancaster.
Michelle said: “This qualification means Shaunna can care for the deceased and bereaved families in lines with national standards of care. Congratulations to her!”