Shortlisted entries in the Extra Mile- Clinical are:
Pharmacy, Pilgrim and Lincoln
The pharmacy teams at Pilgrim and Lincoln were nominated for how they managed the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, including having to write procedures, purchase extra freezers and supervising the vaccine hubs. They have worked non-stop on top of an already very busy workload to help make the vaccination programme a success. They have always maintained safety and ensured that vaccine supplies were available at all times.
Lauren Olver, Staff Nurse, Lincoln
Lauren was nominated for her amazing support of a student colleague who was staying in a hotel for the last part of her placement, had limited kitchen facilities and was living off of cold meals. Lauren made hot meals for her every evening and even offered to do her washing. On the first evening, she brought fresh fruit, breakfast bars and drinks to help her.
This selfless act really touched her colleague, and her family back home who were shielding, and meant that she was able to concentrate on her placement during an already terrifying time.
Tracy Whitworth, Sister, Lincoln
Tracy was nominated for her work to develop and provide local dialysis in Lincolnshire. She joined the Trust during the COVID pandemic and started this project whilst the second and third waves hit. She continued to overcome lots of staff sickness and sacrifice her work/life balance to ensure that patients were still able to receive the treatment they needed, all whilst displaying a good sense of humour.
Abigail Elkington, Deputy Sister, Lincoln
Abigail’s approach to end of life care is what prompted her nomination. She has been known on several occasions to go to Tesco after work to pick up her patients’ favourite ice lollies, drinks or face creams because they have said that’s all they want at the end of their life.
Abi fights to give her patients the best care, even if she comes against difficulties. She always does her best to ensure her patients wishes are met and goes above and beyond to do so.