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Registered nurse follows his dreams to VGH


Carlo, Registered Nurse in the Hemodialysis Unit at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH)

“In 2015, while I was living in Winnipeg, I had a dream I was working at VGH two days after I visited Vancouver for a short trip. Maybe I fell in love with the city and my subconscious mind was telling me to move here,” shares Carlo, who turned his dreams into reality.

Carlo now works as a Registered Nurse in the Hemodialysis Unit at VGH. “I enjoy meeting people from different walks of life. Most of our patients are undergoing hemodialysis treatment 3 times a week, so I get to know them more personally and can provide holistic nursing care.”

His nursing journey first began in the Philippines. After graduating nursing school, Carlo worked as a renal nurse (hemodialysis nurse) for 5 years before working in other areas of nursing. “Since then, I’ve always wanted to come back to my first love which is dialysis. I’m grateful that VCH gave me this opportunity.”

Carlo feels ongoing support from his manager, educator, and nurses, who are always there to lend a helping hand. While working, he finds it very fulfilling when patients or relatives thank him and his team for the work they do. “Caring for people is the essence of nursing and it feels great to be appreciated for the care that you give.”

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