Quality accreditation award recognises the way hospital staff support carers

Staff from Ward 5B at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston have received a prestigious award for the way they support unpaid carers.

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The ward, which is part of the hospital’s innovative integrated surgical unit, looks after vascular patients and has received the Lincolnshire Carers Quality Award.

The award recognises organisations that place a high value on the identification, views and needs of carers and is given to those teams that meet the criteria for ensuring a high quality standard of service.

Lincolnshire charity ‘Every-One’, which is funded by Lincolnshire County Council, manages the award and worked closely with staff on 5B to gain their accreditation.
Julie Goy, Quality Development Lead for ‘Every-One’, presented the award to the staff team, including ward Carer Champion Claire Games, at a presentation on the ward.

“It’s been a pleasure working with the staff to support them to achieve this award,” said Julie.

“It really demonstrates a commitment to the support of unpaid carers and we congratulate the ward staff team on their dedication and achievement.”

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) Patient Experience Manager, Sharon Kidd, added: “It’s really good to see another ward achieve their accreditation.

“I am so proud of the work we do to support carers and especially proud of the work that the Ward 5B team has done to raise awareness of the unpaid carers for our patients within their team.”