CCU team excel in compassion in and out of work

Pictured from left: Kirsty Lazenby, Mereani Koto, Mo Tariq, Karan Ellis, Simon Holt, Molly Biju, Claire Hughes, Tracey Edwards, Kayleigh Vickers, Kate Hackett,  Bev Mytenka, Matt George, Amy Heath and Alice Bishop

A team on UHNM's critical care unit have been recognised for the exemplary level of care and compassion they demonstrate both inside and outside of work. Members of the team have excelled in recent months by assisting patients and relatives who find themselves in very difficult and challenging circumstances. The dedication and commitment of staff on Pod 4 has been noted by colleagues around the Trust.

Tracey Edwards, Senior Sister, said: "Our nurses have had so much commendation and praise recently, from so many different people. Mereani Koto was praised by our doctors as being the best example of a critical care nurse in action during a major incident and Michelle Martin came in on her day off to support the relative of a deceased patient. Kirsty Lazenby and Jade Beach stopped on their way home to help a member of the public who was having a psychological crisis and Amanda Edwards stopped on her way into work to help a pregnant member of the public who had gone into labour in the car park. Rae Bolton-Croft and Raji Sajiu were both asked for specifically by relatives when they came in to donate a cheque to the hospital."

Staff on Pod 4 have now won Team of the Month for September 2017.

Tracey said: "I'm just so incredibly proud of all of the team. They have faced a really challenging few months as we've been so busy and it has been difficult for them. But they've pulled together and are absolute shining examples of what care is all about."