Zoe MusgraveTrustee/Neonatal Nurse
We’d love you to say a great big hi and give a wave to Zoe Musgrave! Zoe, who is also not just a Trustee but a Neonatal Nurse too started her career back in 2010 working as a staff nurse in the Health Visiting Community Team.
In 2011 Zoe started her journey as a Neonatal Nurse up at Sunderland Royal Hospital where she stayed for two years, wanting to be a little closer to home, she took a job on the Children’s Ward at the University Hospital of North Tees.
Although she loved working with older children and seeing such a huge variety of different illnesses and medical needs, Zoe missed life on the Neonatal Unit. Luckily a job came up on our unit three years ago and she’s never looked back!
Zoe strives to improve care for babies and this passion is not only what drives her in her role as a nurse, but for her role in the charity. When the idea of a charity was proposed by one of the Sisters on the unit, Zoe knew immediately she wanted to help and be a part of not only improving care for babies, but also for families too.
Zoe was one of the founding members of Neoangels and has played a massive part in getting us where we are today. If you want to know the secret to Zoe’s success of being a mum to a little boy and a nurse and trustee, the answer is night shift chocolate – she can’t get through a night shift without it!
Jodie JenkinsTrustee/Neonatal Nurse
Say a big lovely hello to Jodie Jenkins! Jodie is not only one of our trustees, she’s also a Neonatal Nurse on the unit we support.
Jodie has been working on Ward 23 for 10 years this year, and her favourite part of her job is firsts. She loves that first visit from parents when they come up to the unit and see their baby for the first time, those precious first cuddles, first time baby gets to wear clothes and not forgetting their first bath! She also loves hearing about families and their babies to get to know them better.
Jodie joined Neoangels in January of this year and she plays a key part in the charity, its running and its success.
Jodie is always partial to a good cup of tea (she’ll never turn you down), and she spends her down time and days off with her little girl and husband. You can usually find her camping on her weekends off as she loves the outdoors!