A personally rewarding career
"Every day is really different and I know I'm helping women through a tough situation. I’m so proud to say I work for an abortion clinic, being able to help vulnerable women."
"Personally, the gratitude and acknowledgment we get from clients is really fantastic and personal. I’ve been thanked, I’ve had cards, and clients have mentioned my name in their feedback questionnaire, saying things like ‘thanks to Robyn for making it easier’.
Recently a client told me that 'you are totally suited to this job as you’ve made this so much easier'. If the women are scared I’ll hold their hand, I’ll say that they are going to get through this and support them as much as I can. I like supporting women travelling from Ireland, they are glad to be at the clinic, as there are such strong restrictions in Ireland.
"I also like the variety you get. There are different stages to an abortion, and you need to work in all areas, from consultation, medical abortion, theatre, recovery and the ward. When I worked for the NHS, it was very busy. Working at Marie Stopes is fast-paced but it’s not as busy as my previous job, it’s more relaxed and the hours are much better. My colleagues are also great here, people are good at their jobs and supportive.
"When people ask what I do, I love being able to say that I’m a nurse. I feel very proud, and all of my family is as well."