‘It makes the staff feel re­ally val­ued’

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk & World Update -

“ 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.

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