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Lieutenant Commander Sarah Hume

A specialist A&E nurse trained in the NHS Sarah Hume commissioned into Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service (QARNNS) in 2003. Her first posting was to a plastic surgery ward at RNH Haslar but within three months found herself a team leader in the A&E department at Shaibah (Iraq).

Sarah returned to the UK and a speciality posting in A&E, first in Portsmouth, and later Plymouth.  A second Iraq tour followed, this time as Head of Department in A&E. Later deployed to Afghanistan she gained experience of working in a truly multi-national setting, managing nurses from the USA and Estonia, as well as those from the UK.  

A temporary secondment to DMRC Headley Court led to a full assignment in 2012, out of speciality, as the ward manager for the Neurological Rehabilitation Unit. It was for her work with neurological patients at DMRC that she was awarded the Associate of the Royal Red Cross (ARRC) in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list. Taking on a secondary role as the DMRC resuscitation training officer Sarah assisted the unit in meeting Care Quality Commission requirements in the field of emergency provision.

Since 2017 Sarah has had a variety of staff appointments; clinical governance for deployed operations,  contract negotiation and management and policy development. These roles have lead to experiences as varied as recces to hospitals in Eastern Europe, NHS contract management, policy development and capability management. She has also completed two years as the Royal Navy Senior Nurse Advisor (EM), providing expert advice to QARNNS on all things Emergency Care.

Sarah lives in the West Midlands with her husband, also a Serving Naval officer. When she has the time she enjoys swimming and walking!

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