NP, RN, BN (UTS) MN (NP) (Sydney),
Sarah Davies qualified as a registered nurse in the UK in 1985. Following a move to Australia in 1992, she began working at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital on the head and neck ward. She became a clinical nurse specialist in 1995 and held the position for ten years. During that time she took on the newly established role of graduate nurse educator and went on to become a clinical nurse educator.
In 2007 Sarah became a clinical nurse consultant and in 2016 she completed a Master of Nurse Practitioner at the University of Sydney. When Chris O’Brien Lifehouse opened its doors in 2014, Sarah transferred to the head and neck unit.
As a member of the head and neck multidisciplinary team Sarah works collaboratively to coordinate care for patients across all modalities of treatment. She helps to coordinate the multidisciplinary clinic where patients are introduced to all members of their clinical care team and are given information about their illness and treatment plan.
Throughout her extensive nursing career, Sarah has developed expertise and competence in all aspects of advanced nursing in head and neck oncology care. Her special interests include education, discharge planning for patients with complex needs (including tracheostomy and airway management), complex wound care and enteral feeding tube management.
Sarah’s personal nursing philosophy is to provide compassionate, patient-centred, holistic care focusing on the whole person regardless of their individual beliefs or lifestyle choices. She believes strongly in creating a trusting and therapeutic partnership with patients and families.