Tracey RobinsonVON - Peterborough - Victoria - Haliburton
Tracey's Story :
I was born and raised in the Peterborough area, specifically Warsaw. I have been married to an amazing guy for 23yrs. We have two beautiful daughters who are beginning to plan for their futures. I graduated from the nursing program in 1995. I moved to Florida where I practiced nursing for 2.5 years.
We moved back home in 1998 and I started work at VON. I really had no idea at the time what a VON nurse did. Until you work in home care or have received home care you really don't know. Home care nurses are “jack of all trades ” and are truly special people. We have to be able to adapt to any situation and be creative as our work environment is the patient’s home.
I have truly grown as a nurse. Meeting my patients in their home surrounded by family or sadly having no family or supports, it really puts everything into perspective. I am never just caring for a wound or infection, post op healing, there is so much more involved to each person’s care. I have enjoyed educating patients and their families how to manage their health and I hope I have made a long-term impact on them to lead a healthy life.
VON has a great group of staff, we are a very supportive team.
I am truly honoured to be involved in this project and feel any one of my coworkers are deserving of being nominated for this project.