‘They de­serve a bit of recog­ni­tion’

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk & World Update -

MANY

of our nom­i­na­tions so far have been for whole teams rather than just in­di­vid­u­als, re­flect­ing some great team work that takes place across the hos­pi­tal trust.

El­iz­a­beth Brown is one of those who has seen first-hand the qual­ity of care that staff can pro­vide when they all work to­gether.

She at­tended the frac­ture clinic at Peter­bor­ough District Hos­pi­tal about three weeks ago af­ter frac­tur­ing her up­per arm and has nom­i­nated Mr James Hutchinson, a con­sul­tant in or­thopaedics and trauma, and his team from the clinic for this award.

El­iz­a­beth (66) said: “They do mar­vel­lous work and are al­ways po­lite, even though they are so busy. I think they de­serve the award as a good doc­tor and team.

“I just felt they’re such a busy clinic but noth­ing seemed too much for them, they all seemed so pleas­ant and po­lite. I thought they de­served a bit of recog­ni­tion for all that they do.

“Ev­ery pa­tient that came out of there seemed so pleased, not one pa­tient came out an­noyed.”

James Hutchinson said that the frac­ture clinic is a busy place, see­ing be­tween 40 and 60 pa­tients in half a day.

“They’re very busy and very fast­paced and so they are a good ex­am­ple of work­ing as team and try­ing to give the pa­tients the care they need,” he said.

James be­lieves that even if the team does not win, hav­ing been nom­i­nated will give the staff a real boost.

“It’s great for morale,” he said. “It’s very good for the team, it’s very up­lift­ing that some­one’s taken the time and thinks we’ve done a good job.”

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