My journey from rough sleeper to Queen’s Nurse
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My journey from rough sleeper to Queen’s Nurse

Lynne Pearce Health journalist

Shortlisted for the 2020 RCNi Nurse Awards, community nurse Donna-Marie Thomas reflects on a career built on a difficult start in life, and offers advice on how to overcome hardship

After spending much of her childhood on the streets, community nurse Donna-Marie Thomas has now set up a project to help people who are sleeping rough get vital healthcare.

Primary Health Care. 31, 2, 20-21. doi: 10.7748/phc.31.2.20.s8

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