We are very proud to call Coumba one of our inspirational staff, someone that puts patient care at the forefront of everything they do and is motivated to learn, improve and adapt.


Name: Coumba

Trust Name: Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Staff Group: Support Services

Years working for NHS: 1-3 years

Years working for NHS Professionals: less than 1 year


Why do you love working for the NHS?

I am a caring person who want to help people in need. I respect all service users and always happy to assist and support them as individuals. I know how to be kind and helpful with their family. I respect service user’s dignity and confidentiality. I am friendly to all of them and that help to build a good relationship with them and their family. I am an accountable person and honest I do what I said can recognise my mistake and learn from there. I like to treat people fairly as I would to be treated without any discrimination. I like to satisfy them show that they have rights that people should respected. Service users should be at centre of their care they should be involved it. We should have their consent discuss with them the way that they should be treated. In the NHS the best rewards that I am having all the time is the satisfaction that my patient has and most of the time they say thank you. I am respecting the NHS values “PROUD“. Because I put my patient make them value respect them by talking to them listening them give them the best treatment possible. As staff we are respectful try to improve the jobs through training. I love working in a team and happy to deliver the effective and efficient care to all.

How does flexible working make a difference to your life?

I am flexible anyway and can work anytime and anywhere depending where the management want me. That help me to build up more skills and more knowledge because everywhere you go you learn something different. It will help to build up relationships with others. Flexible working can help to manage your time and do some studies alongside with the job that help staff to earn while they are studying and gain more skills and give them opportunity to have a better grade.

What has been your proudest moment working for the NHS?

My proudest moment is when I feel that my service user is satisfy to the support that I provide to him. I am proud of myself when I am sure that I brought something positive of somebody live.

Tell us about your past

Caring is my passion that something that is natural to me that’ why I went to Sheffield college to study health and social care 3 years to gain more skills to care people and I have today my level 3 BTEC certificate. After my second year I started with an agency to do domiciliary before working in a care home.


Tell us about your life outside of the hospital

I love going to gym cooking for my children or take them out for a meal or divertissement.


You can take 3 items with you when stranded on a desert island, what do you take?

Item #1 A knife

Item #2 Fishing net

Item #3 Boxes of matches


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