After reaching the one year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic, we are highlighting how our community hospital, Clifton Hospital, has dealt with the pressures over the past 12 months in a new short series. Here is part three featuring Ward 1…
Linda Broadbent, Ward 1 Manager, has been at Clifton for a total of 18 years and has worked for the NHS for 44 years. In the past year, all wards were COVID positive throughout the year including Ward 1
Linda said: “We have had a very challenging year, especially keeping our staff motivated throughout. But the team has pulled together and the situation had brought us all closer.
“I’m dead proud of all the team and happy they worked so hard and have supported each other. I can’t wait until we can introduce our activities again: visits from Charlie the Pets as Therapy dog, Barry playing the piano, Armchair Zumba with Andrew Noble, our volunteer gardener helping keep the dementia-friendly garden tidy and the usual Clifton fairs.
“Won’t it be lovely to get back to normal again and be able to give each other a hug.”