‘It makes the staff feel really valued’
“ FIRST class care” is the reason ward 5Y at Peterborough District Hospital has been nominated for the Public Recognition Award.
The team, headed by sister Karen Hare, has been put forward by Paul England (66), from Gunthorpe.
He said: “Over the past 18 years I have spent a long time in hospital, mostly on 5Y, and have had a level of care, encouragement and reassurance which I firmly believe has been above the call of general nursing.”
Paul said that the whole team, including nurses, health care assistants and the house keeper, give a “superb” level of care, and give confidence to patients and lift their spirits.
Ward 5Y has 30 beds and specialises helping people recover from vascular and upper gastro intestinal surgery.
Karen Hare was pleased to have been nominated.
She said: “We feel very flattered that he’s decided to do that, it’s really nice. It makes the staff feel really valued and appreciated.
“I think we really strive to deliver a high standard of care and treat all patients as individuals in quite difficult circumstances because there’s a lot of pressure staff are put under.
“We do try very hard and obviously that comes over, which is nice.”
DEDICATED: The team at ward 5Y at PDH have been nominated for an award, including front, ward sister Karen Hare.