Author Archives: Dani Nicholls

GSK PULSE assignment versus GSK Brasov’s Orange Day

Well, it wasn’t a part of my initial assignment but it did seem like too good an opportunity to pass up. To help create an intranet site for Hospice Casa Sperantei based on SharePoint. Given that I have had some exposure to SharePoint through using it and implementing Sites and Sub-Sites in GSK Australia, I […]

Learning Curve

This week I started training on the database and had to rethink my ways and adjust accordingly. I arranged my training materials and planned training as I have done in Australia not thinking about language barriers, current skill levels and making general assumptions on past experience. I could kick myself. First day of training I […]

Working with Angels

Today I had the privilege to go out with Ramona, one of our nurses on two home visits. The first patient, Laura, was a 42-year-old woman with ovarian cancer. She is pretty, fine boned young woman, very vibrant, positive and colourful (literally with different coloured nails on each hand and feet). She was diagnosed three […]

Project Status Update

I am ten weeks into my assignment and have been happy with the progress of my assignment to date. I am currently updating the existing Fundraiser database, creating training materials on using the program, and will be rolling it out to just under 20 staff. Hopefully the materials will be utilised long-term – I have […]

Show me the money!!

Phew! Not the weekend yet and I am already tired! Two events consecutively run this week – on Wednesday, Mojo hosted the monthly Quiz Night, which is always awesome. It would probably make my friends laugh at home to know that I help with the questions and answer checking prior to the event – something […]

Breaking Bread….

Another interesting week has flown by. More work on the database and time spent in Brasov. It really is a wonderful place to find respite from the summer heat. A personal note: Got another tattoo this week to reflect the time spent at the hospice. ‘Pretuim fiecare clipa de viata’ written around my wrist. A […]

Little Steps

After my 30 day PULSE review last week, I have been reflecting on my achievements to date with the project – Small wins in terms of IT processes and overall objective progressing nicely Volunteered at all fundraising events to date – a lot of hard work from the team for big results English-speaking guide for […]

My last 24 hours…

Friday 7am – Struggle to get up after hitting snooze from 6am – Hilarious Girls Night with the UK Hospice ladies the night before. Wish I had remembered to take some photos! 8am – Picked up for work by Alex, our office manager, make him wait while I scoff down my Marmite on toast and […]

crosul hospice incurajeaza alergatorii amatori sau incepatori si este dedicat bolnavilor incurabili pacienti Hospice Casa Sperantei

You are probably wondering what on Earth the title of my post is referring to. This was the blurb for Hospice Casa Sperantei’s Fun Run/Marathon that took place last weekend  it loosely means – Hospice of Hope amateur runners supporting terminally ill patients. My name is Dani Nicholls, I am employed by GSK Australia and currently […]