Patients seeing double at Peterborough City Hospital thanks to twin nurses

Daniella (r) and Katie (l) Watson
Daniella (r) and Katie (l) Watson
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Twins Daniella and Katie Watson have been causing a little confusion among staff and patients at Peterborough City Hospital since they joined the Trust as nurses earlier this year.

Daniella looks after patients on the Cardiac Unit while Katie is part of the nursing team on surgical Ward A3.

They often get mistaken for each other by staff and patients, especially by those unaware that they come as a pair!

Katie said: “On one occasion, my sister was on the night shift and handed over a patient to the ward where I work in the early hours of the morning. I then started my day shift and I walked into the bay to greet my patients. This particular patient looked at me strangely and asked: ‘Don’t you ever go home?’ The penny then dropped, as he must have thought I was following him around the hospital!”

Daniella said: “There have been a number of incidents when I have been approached by members of staff, who are complete strangers to me, but obviously know Katie. I think they often think Katie is perhaps being rude because I just have this blank look on my face that says: ‘Sorry, who are you?’”

The twins were apart for three years while they completed their nursing degree at different universities. However both agreed the lure of coming home to work was too great.

Daniella said: “After finishing our A-levels, we were desperate to get away from each other and live separate lifestyles, but we soon realised that home is where the heart is.”

Daniella looks after patients on the Cardiac Unit while Katie is part of the nursing team on surgical Ward A3.

They often get mistaken for each other by staff and patients, especially by those unaware that they come as a pair!

Katie said: “On one occasion, my sister was on the night shift and handed over a patient to the ward where I work in the early hours of the morning. I then started my day shift and I walked into the bay to greet my patients. This particular patient looked at me strangely and asked: ‘Don’t you ever go home?’ The penny then dropped, as he must have thought I was following him around the hospital!”

Daniella said: “There have been a number of incidents when I have been approached by members of staff, who are complete strangers to me, but obviously know Katie. I think they often think Katie is perhaps being rude because I just have this blank look on my face that says: ‘Sorry, who are you?’”

The twins were apart for three years while they completed their nursing degree at different universities. However both agreed the lure of coming home to work was too great.

Daniella said: “After finishing our A-levels, we were desperate to get away from each other and live separate lifestyles, but we soon realised that home is where the heart is.”