International Nurses Day - meet George Tsuro, mental health nurse
George was very humble when he talked to me about his nursing background. Originally from Zimbabwe where mental health is not really recognised and treated more by witch doctors addressing the behaviours they are presented with, he came to the UK to study computing.
It was when he was a student, working part time in a care home, he realised he was more interested in nursing, so changed his degree to nursing, much to the surprise of his tutors.
George now works at Southfield, our low secure in-patient mental health unit. He feels that mental health crisis can happen to anyone at any time and enjoys helping those most vulnerable and in crisis, through their issues and to support them get back to living a fulfilling life.
He is fascinated by how the human mind works, and empathic towards his patients, recognising that it is not their fault, they didn’t choose to be unwell. He most enjoys getting to know his patients, investing his time in supporting them and seeing the difference his nursing skills make to their lives.
Thanks George, you are a true inspiration and your commitment to delivering high quality empathetic mental health support to patients is a very much appreciated. We are so glad you decided to choose nursing instead of computing.