Ronnie Taylor

Name, age and where do you live: I’m Ronnie Taylor, I am 53 and I live in Oswestry with my partner and our four dogs – Teka, Monty, Barney and Soli.
 
Tell us about your career history and background: I moved to Oswestry in 2011 and in 2012, I had a riding accident where I broke my fibular. I was at another hospital for two weeks before I was brought to RJAH, which was my first introduction to the hospital. While I was an inpatient, and after discharge as an outpatient, I was looked after by such wonderful staff. In June 2013, I started working in the Housekeeping Team and after 5 years with them, I moved on to become a Theatre Support Worker. The role means I get to talk to people day in and day out and show my caring side.
 
What are you most looking forward to in your new role as Trainee Nurse Associate: Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that I’d get the chance to become a Trainee Nurse Associate and give back the care to others that was given to me during my time as a patient.
 
What has helped you progress your career at RJAH: I believe what has help me to progress is shear grit and determination and the backing of this great hospital family, who with their encouragement and support have given me confidence to do this.
 
What do you do in your spare time/any hobbies: Everyone knows my dogs are my fur babies. We try a little agility but with a fused ankle it’s not so easy, but I do enjoy a good walk and the odd swim in a lake.