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Marcia Brown - rising through the ranks

When interviewed for a Clinical Support Worker post, Marcia had previously worked in hotel reservations and retail and demonstrated the Trust Values in customer care and approach. Although she did not have any experience in healthcare at that time it was felt that she did have the right personality and determination to achieve, and she was passionate about helping people. Marcia had already had her children so came to us as a more mature member of staff and at that time didn’t mention wanting to progress to being a nurse, but it was obvious from the outset that she was going to be an excellent candidate. 

After working as Clinical Support Worker we were very pleased when Marcia decided to go to university to train as a nurse, as by then she had proved that she had the absolute capability to make a success of this. The Trust supported her 3-year training and she also worked on the bank throughout this time. 

Once qualified, Marcia she worked on Warwick Hospital’s Avon Ward for 8 years, as a staff nurse and then clinical sister before recently taking on the acting ward manager post on Castle Ward.


She has a warmth and humour which is engaging and motivating for both staff and patients. She is hardworking and dedicated and has a definite ‘can do’ attitude whenever asked to do something. She doesn’t always recognise her own abilities and strengths but she is exactly the type of person you would want to care for you or work with. She is able to encourage and persuade team members from junior staff and Consultants alike with her knowledge and approach. She has always remained grounded and one of the ‘hands-on’ leaders, working with her team as a role model and coach and is always very funny. I have yet to find anyone who does not like Marcia and she is an absolute asset to our Trust. 

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

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Emma Grant May 10, 2018

I’ve had the pleasure to work with Marcia. A well deserved recognition .


Jade Mannix May 10, 2018

Marcia is a brilliant nurse to work with and an amazing inspiration


Amy Walker May 10, 2018

Lovely nurse!


Katie Crabb May 10, 2018

Fabulous nurse, amazing caring lady!


Navine Laila May 10, 2018

Beautiful person inside and out! This award is well deserved.


Helen Day May 10, 2018

An absolute ray of sunshine. Marcia brings fun and happiness wherever she is. Loved by staff and patients alike


Amyj78 May 10, 2018

Amazing nurse and fabulous friend totally deserves this award .


Ness George May 10, 2018

Beautiful person inside and out. Patient focused and a great role model.......always with a smile.


Anya Keeling May 11, 2018

I 've had privilege to work 8 years with Sister Brown ! Absolutely deserved recognition .


Judith Glashen May 11, 2018

Marcia your story resonates with me - rising through the ranks is not always a straight trajectory and your journey just serves to illustrate that it is still completely achievable - Congratulations and best wishes!


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