Name: Goedele Dewitte
Occupation: Nurse Consultant IBD
Observation period: 24–28 October, 2022
IBD location: St. Mark’s Hospital, Central Middlesex, London
Local Supervisor at St. Mark’s: Prof. Hart and ANP-IBD Nurse Madhoor Ramdeem
Supervisor at current IBD unit, Ghent University Hospital: Prof. Lobaton and Dr. Geldof
© Goedele Dewitte
St Mark's Hospital in London is the only hospital dedicated solely to gastrointestinal pathology. It includes a reference IBD unit, a world centre of excellence for endoscopy (Wolfson unit) and an intestinal failure/rehabilitation unit. Both the endoscopy and the intestinal rehabilitation unit work in harmony with the IBD unit to optimise the care for tertiary and complex IBD pathology.
This observational internship was intended to increase insight into the organisation of a tertiary, high-volume IBD reference centre from the nursing point of view.