A dedicated and compassionate team of doctors and nurses at East Surrey Hospital have scooped first place in the prestigious Surrey and Sussex Proud to Care Awards.
The work of the Acute Stroke Team was recognised at the annual event which celebrates the achievements of health staff who have gone over and above the call of duty in delivering the 6Cs – Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment.
The team, who work on Chaldon ward at the hospital, won the Team Compassion Award at the ceremony on Friday (28). The care they provided was highlighted in the comments made by the relative of one patient.
“Dad was admitted after suffering a stroke, it was my worst nightmare…the care in ED from Matron to the reception clerks was second to none…
…the care and compassion was echoed by the team on Chaldon Ward…
…gradually I began to get my dad back…for the nursing care and the care they showed dad and kindness extended to me, we will always be grateful…”
Congratulations also go to maternity matron Denise Newman. She was a runner up in the Individual Public Choice Award – an impressive result in a category with 109 people, all nominated by the public.
One patient described Denise as: “Kind, compassionate, caring, supportive and loving – she has healed our family in ways in which we can never thank her enough for.”
Michael Wilson, Chief Executive of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, said: “It’s wonderful to see the hard work, care and commitment of our stroke team and Denise’s passion for patient care recognised – I’m very proud of them all.”