Marybeth Collins has worked in healthcare all her working life
and has worked at #TeamCDDFT for 17 years.
Now that her children are older she's pursuing her ambition to
become a trained nurse through the CDDFT apprenticeship pathway
As a student nurse Marybeth worked in the district nursing team
as a health care assistant for 15 hours a week and did 15 student
hours a week in various placements including: the intensive care
unit at Darlington Memorial Hospital, the district nursing team in
Darlington, the orthopaedic unit at University Hospital of North
Durham, and the gastroenterology ward at Darlington Memorial
Marybeth said: "I have a massive sense of pride just being able
to wear this uniform and being able to make a positive impact on
patient's lives. The first assignment I passed was a great boost as
academic working isn't one of my strengths.
"I've really enjoyed each placement and learnt a great deal from
each one and the staff I've worked alongside.
"As long as you are committed, focused and organised in your
learning I would recommend this route for you. Believe in your
ability, you've got this."
For more information about apprenticeship opportunities, please
'I am writing to congratulate you on your wonderful staff you
have working for you at DMH.'
Patient, Catering / Porters / Domestics, Darlington Memorial