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Twitter follows a day in the life of hospital cancer nurse

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Patients and the public have had the chance to follow a day in the life of a nurse on Twitter as part of activity to mark International Nurses’ Day today.

The Royal Marsden cancer centre has been live “tweeting” the activities of staff nurse Wenna Breeze during a normal working day at the hospital’s Chelsea site.

Ms Breeze works on Ellis Ward, which specialises in the care of female patients undergoing investigations, treatment and symptom control for a range of cancers.

Most patients on the 14-bed ward are undergoing surgery as part of their cancer treatment.

The Royal Marsden press team have been shadowing Ms Breeze since 8am and will be reporting on her activities up to 12.30pm, complete with photos.

Users of the social media site Twitter have been able to see her in action, send messages and ask questions using the hashtag #TRMnurse

Activities documented so far include a handover meeting at the start of the shift, routine tasks including removing a cannula, preparing drips, changing bedding and fetching medical supplies, and interactions with patients and other staff including doctors and pharmacists.



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