Heidi Young RN (Dip.H.E.) Paediatric Nursing & Clinical Nurse Specialist (Allergy)

My name is Heidi, I have been a paediatric nurse for 17 years and a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Childhood Allergy for the last 3 years.

I have worked in various hospitals around the UK and Australia and as a result, has treated children with all kinds of injuries and illnesses.

More often than not, I see parents come through the doors of the Children’s Hospital, upset in the knowledge that they didn’t know what to do for their child when it mattered most.

When I became a mother, I finally understood how all those parents really felt. As a Paediatric nurse, I rest easy in the knowledge that I know exactly how to help my boys, should the dreaded situation arise.

Every parent, expectant parent and carer should be armed with the knowledge, and the confidence and security that come with it. I deal with parents every single day that, when it mattered most, did not have the immediate skills to act quickly.

CPR and Allergy advice is something that I have been passionate about for a long time now, and it is time to share my knowledge.

Over at The Nest, Kids CPR & Allergy, we teach a range of classes and they are all taught by experienced paediatric nurses with a focus on hands-on learning and real-life scenarios.

Classes are tailored to suit participants and address the specific needs of children aged 0-18 years.

Over at The Nest, we also offer appointments for allergy advice for parents and children living with food allergy. As a Clinical Nurse Allergy Specialist at the Children’s Hospital, I see first hand the amount of worry, fear & questions allergy parents have in between their appointments which can be minimum 1-3 years apart. If there is a delay in parents getting the right advice, it can dramatically effect the children’s outcome in regards to their allergies.

In conjunction with this, anaphylaxis training is another class that we love to teach and we offer inside The Nest, Kids CPR & Allergy.

I gained a Diploma in Higher Education (Paed Nursing) and am now the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Allergy as part of the Immunology team at Sydney Children’s Hospital, as well as various roles in paediatric hospitals across Australia and the UK in most Paediatric specialities including, Oncology, Surgical, Medical, ENT, Recovery, Emergency, Renal, Cardiac and Intensive care.

I live with my partner Ross and our two sons. When I’m not teaching, you’ll find me at the gym, in a Sydney coffee shop, drinking tea with my besties in the gourmet bakeries in England on my yearly visits home or hill walking in Highlands of Scotland with the in laws, chasing Haggis!