The National Board Would Like to Introduce You to Two of our Four New Co-opted Board Members
I began my nursing career in Dundee, Scotland and then worked for a while in a Trauma Unit in Edinburgh. I moved to live in Suffolk in 2001 and I have worked in Critical Care ever since, first as Sister in the Critical Care Unit at the West Suffolk Hospital and most recently as the Critical Care Network Manager for Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. I am involved with the work of the BACCN at a local level as Committee Secretary for the Anglia Region. I live near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk with my partner and our very spoilt Labrador dog! I have one daughter, Katherine, who is studying at Newcastle University. I’m very excited to be joining the National Board and I look forward to working with everyone.
My name is Suzanne Bench. I have worked in ICU since 1990 and as a nurse lecturer for 14 years. I currently work for the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College, London, where I teach across a range of undergraduate/post-graduate programmes, focusing on acute and critical care. I maintain clinical links with a large central London ICU and am undertaking a part time PhD investigating the provision of critical care discharge information, a project funded by the NIHR. I have been a member of the BACCN since 1990 and a regional committee member since 2003, currently in the position of secretary. I am passionate about the future development of critical care nursing and look forward to contributing to this further through joining the National Board.
National Secretary BACCN