Shortlisted entries in the Chair’s Compassion and Respect Award are:
Natalie Greening, Staff Nurse, Lincoln
Natalie was nominated by someone who sadly lost their grandad who they were very close to. They describe the care he received from Natalie as ‘second to none’. She made a number of phone calls to keep the family updated on his condition throughout his last day. Natalie found out that the family member was a member of staff, so she arranged for them to be fit tested so she could visit her Grandad to say goodbye.
After they left, Natalie did a video call with other members of the family to say their goodbyes, which was massively appreciated. The nominator said the hardest thing she has ever done is walking away knowing they would never see him again, but knowing Natalie was with him and she was going to stay with him gave them comfort.
Jayanth Sampath, Anaesthetist, Pilgrim
Mr Sampath was nominated after supporting two patients through a court application process because of issues which meant they could not access care and treatment in the same way others do. In both cases he showed compassion to them as people and recognised their rights to equal access for care. He understood the impact of their illness on behaviours and effects on quality of life and was able to see the wider picture.
Mr Sampath was described as making a real difference through his care and compassion, his flexibility and willingness to think outside the box and find solutions keeping the patient at the centre, ultimately leading to a positive outcome.
Lorna Revell, Deputy Sister, Pilgrim
Lorna was nominated after being moved to work on a different ward during the COVID-19 pandemic. During her time there, she cared for a number of end of life patients and despite how busy she was, she made time to make sure she spoke to the patients’ families to keep them updated as they could not visit.
She often missed breaks to make sure that families could see their loved ones via video, often resulting in Lorna becoming upset herself, but she would carry on. She ensured that all patients received everything they needed and wanted and would always make sure that they were treated with dignity and respect.
Emma Thompson, Ward Sister, Pilgrim
Emma’s ward was split up into different wards during the COVID-19 pandemic and at the same time the team lost a well-loved colleague, Kumar. Emma’s nomination describes her as always being there for all her staff and keeping strong when they needed a chat. Emma has gone the extra mile. The team had a canvas drawn of Kumar and Emma has sorted a plaque to go alongside it as a mark of love and respect. Emma is described as being very much loved and respected by her team.