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UHNM Physicist thanked for his passion and dedication to his role

A staff member from University Hospitals of North Midlands who volunteers at the Royal Stoke over and above his employed role has been thanked by colleagues and relatives of recent patients, for his passion, dedication and care.

Stephen Dainty, who has worked at UHNM for 23 years, works as a physicist in the nuclear medicine department at Royal Stoke University Hospital. On the day he is not employed to work, Stephen volunteers and works alongside staff, talking to and reassuring patients who are visiting the hospital for their appointments.

A relative of a recent patient said: "Stephen has been excellent with my father.  He was compassionate, caring and communicated with him throughout his procedure.  He was informative at the right level of understanding for my father to take on board.  Stephen is a credit to his department."

Stephen has been recognised with a Chief Executive Officer award in recognition of his dedication and passion for his work.

Tracy Bullock, UHNM Chief Executive said: "I am delighted to present a CEO award to Stephen and I want to say thank you to him for the extra dedication he puts into his role. He is more than worthy of this award and Stephen makes a real difference to the patients that come to the hospital for treatment."

Stephen said: "Thank you for the award, it is quite unexpected, and really is a tribute to the lovely nuclear medicine team, which it is my privilege and joy to be a part of as both employee and volunteer." 

"I have particularly benefitted from the support and compassion of the team over the last three years, as we have worked together to support one another, help maintain a safe environment and improve, even if it is just in a small way, the experience of the our patients and their relatives," he added.

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