Our star of the month initiative is giving special recognition to a nurse and hospital ward for their response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Our star and team of the month initiative recognises staff each month.
Team of the month
Ward 25 is the latest winner of the team category after being transformed into a unit to treat COVID-19 patients.
Associate practitioner Gillian Campbell nominated the team. She said: “The team showed commitment, compassion and dedication with patients, families and relatives. This was clear when visiting was suspended as the staff took time out to inform families and keep them updated which was a challenging task.
“No one could predict of the outcome situation. The team showed exceptional skills and worked together to provide a constant level of care which was of the highest standards proving they can accomplish any task required or given.
“At these times of extreme pressure, the team proved just how much all their hard work and skills were needed
“The whole team have worked tirelessly under extreme pressure but have always put that extra effort in for their patients.”
Star of the month
The winner of the individual category was Prince Anonat, who is an advanced nurse practitioner in the Holdforth Unit.
At the start of the pandemic, the unit was turned from an in-hospital facility into a base where patients are treated in the community.
Prince was instrumental in helping set up a new way of giving patients intravenous antibiotics from their own home.
The unit’s deputy matron, Jaime Wheatley, said: “Prince has helped to develop the vascular access side of the treatment.
“He gives up his spare time and goes above and beyond to come into the hospital and meets with the patients and completes teaching with the staff around midline insertions.
“Prince is always happy to help facilitate midline insertion to work around the staff within the unit and patients’ needs. The patient is always his main focus and priority. And due to his help and intervention, we’re able to prevent a hospital admission and deliver care closer to home.”