Paulette Hamilton qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1993. Following another period of study she became a District Nurse in 1996. She continued as a Nursing Sister until 2001 when she became a Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Nurse Counsellor, until February 2002. This role involved a great deal of travelling, both in the UK and in Europe, working with pregnant mothers and interacting with families following the birth of babies with life threatening conditions. Paulette went on to work for the Royal College of Nursing in February 2002 as a professional Development Advisor with a regional remit.
Paulette was elected member for Handsworth Wood Ward on Birmingham City Council from June 2004.
Since her election, Paulette has dealt with a large number of cases from residents living with mental health issues. She was invited to become a champion in June 2013 by the cabinet member for Health and Wellbeing in Birmingham Cllr Steve Bedser. Paulette’s passion is to ensure at both a strategic and operational level, the stigmatization of this illness is stopped through Education, early intervention and support for families.
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