Nursing team singled out for praise

Some of the Ward 34 Nursing staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital who have won a Going The Extra Mile award

Some of the Ward 34 Nursing staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Nursing staff on Ward 34 at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have received a Going The Extra Mile award for their ‘outstanding care and attention.’

The staff have been nominated by colleagues in the Acute Response Team who praised them for their care and compassion.

Sister Elizabeth Walsh of the Ward 34 nursing team, said: “It was lovely to receive the award – it’s really encouraged people and lifted them.”

The nomination reads: “Ward 34 Nursing staff should be recognised for their outstanding care and attention over the last few months.

“They have regularly looked after acutely unwell medical outlying patients, many of whom have Covid. They have coped well under tremendous pressure and are quick to recognise deteriorating patients, escalating them appropriately.

“Staff are always present when we arrive and assist us with the sickest patients. All staff demonstrate genuine care and compassion, patients are consistently well looked after.

“Staff have shown real resilience with the number of patients who become palliative. As a team we would like to recognise ward 34 for being excellent under exceptional circumstances.”

Pictured are (l-r) Health Care Assistant James Walmsley, Ward Assistant Jerome Tablazon, Adaptation Nurse Grace Modina, Sister Laura Croft, Staff Nurse Lisa Barratt, and Ward Manager Paul Howe.

Going The Extra Mile is an initiative designed to help staff highlight the incredible work that goes on in the Trust every day.

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