A Kenyan nurse, Mercy Wasike, has been promoted to assistant chief nurse at the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital (RHOH) NHS Trust.
In a statement, the hospital noted that Wasike formally assumed her new role in May and was tasked with providing senior management to the specialist trust in London in support of the chief nursing officer.
She rose to this position largely through her experience working as a senior nurse in the hospital’s emergency department.
While accepting her appointment, Wasike noted that the new post validates her purpose since she left Kenya to pursue greener pastures.
Kenyan nurse Mercy Wasike has been appointed assistant chief nurse at the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital NHS Trust.
“I have left home to explore an opportunity to use my gifts in the service of humanity, this position validates that decision. I would like to thank everyone who has helped move me this far in my leadership journey in medical care.
“My family strongly believes in my abilities and have consistently supported me,” Wasike said according to Nursing schedules.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in Kenya, the nurse enrolled at the University of Brighton where she completed a degree. In 2003, she joined the Council of Nurses and Midwives.
In 2016 she joined Health Education England where she worked as a Professional Leader for Community and Primary Care Nursing.
She rose through the ranks to become Deputy Director of Nursing with the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.
Louise Morton, who is the hospital’s head nurse, hailed Wasike as a competent and experienced professional in the industry.
“Mercy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to nursing at RNOH. Her professionalism, expertise and compassionate approach set an example for her colleagues and make her an incredible nurse leader. We welcome him and are very lucky and proud to have him,” Morton said.
Wasike is also a member of the Higher Education Academy (UK).
According to the NHS website, RNOH is the largest specialist orthopedic hospital in the UK and is considered a leader in the field of orthopedics in the UK and worldwide.
According Newsweek magazinethe facility is the ninth best orthopedic treatment hospital in the world.
A sign pointing to the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital NHS Trust.