• 20 August 2018
  • 2 min read

Suzanne Armstrong - Deputy Intensive Care Charge Nurse

  • Suzanne Armstrong
    Intensive Care Deputy Sister

I worked as an Accident and Emergency Nurse at Blackpool Victoria for a decade.

It helped me build the skills which led me to my current position as the Deputy Intensive Care Charge Nurse at Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals.

How To Become An ICU Deputy Sister

Suzanne, describes her career journey as an ICU Nurse, what it takes to work in Critical Care, as well as some tips on how to carve out your own career in an Intensive Care Unit.

COVID-19: What Will The Lasting Changes Be For ICU Nurses

With many desperate to return to ‘normal’, Suzanne, looks at some of the lasting changes to ICU wards, and highlights the growing anxiety among Nurses about the coming winter.

How are our ICU Nurses coping emotionally during the Covid-19 outbreak?

Suzanne, discusses the impact the Coronavirus pandemic is having on the emotional wellbeing of ICU Nurses, and how they are staying positive.

What changes have we made in our ICU ward to help nurses working with Coronavirus patients?

Now several weeks into the Covid-19 pandemic, Suzanne, details how ICU Nurses are coping, and what effect the changes to procedure are having.

How to become an A&E Nurse

Suzanne gives a detailed overview of the job of and A&E Nurse as well as a guide on how to become one.

An ICU nurse explains her Covid-19 experience so far

Suzanne outlines the challenges faced by ICUs and how the units are adapting to combat the current Covid1-19 Pandemic.

How Covid-19 is changing my life as an ICU nurse in a London hospital

Suzanne reflects on the scale of impact that the Coronavirus pandemic has had on her working and personal life.

From bears to bandages: how I became an A&E Nurse

From bandaging toys to tending to patients as a fully qualified Nurse, Chris Armstrong voices his sister Suzanne's experience in her realisation that being a Nurse was the vocation for her.

What does it take to be a great A&E nurse?

In a decade of working in Blackpool Victoria Accident & Emergency, I learnt far more than I could ever recount or remember.

How I deal with tragedy and sadness in my nursing job

I couldn’t tell you the number of times people have told me how brave I am for being a nurse. The truth is, I am not brave. It’s my training and professionalism that people see in me.

About the author

  • Suzanne Armstrong
    Intensive Care Deputy Sister

I am a lifelong nurse with a real passion for care. I started my career in a busy seaside A&E department and am now an intensive care deputy sister at a large city hospital. My work is and always has been a big part of my life, I fill the rest with my fantastic family, loving husband James, two beautiful little girls and cheeky cockapoo called Charlie.

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About the author

  • Suzanne Armstrong
    Intensive Care Deputy Sister

I am a lifelong nurse with a real passion for care. I started my career in a busy seaside A&E department and am now an intensive care deputy sister at a large city hospital. My work is and always has been a big part of my life, I fill the rest with my fantastic family, loving husband James, two beautiful little girls and cheeky cockapoo called Charlie.

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