Our colleagues at our community hospitals across Derbyshire and Staffordshire have played a key role in our fight against Coronavirus; some of them have been thanked with one of our Making a Difference Awards.
Krishna Kallianpur, Interim Chief Nurse at UHDB, visited Ward 2 at London Road Community Hospital to thank the team for going above and beyond for our patients.
Ward 2 officially opened in January 2020 and since opening, the team have excelled at providing end of life care.
The team, led by Senior Sister, Dawn Wilkinson, have also carried out six months of making their own syringe drivers which has significantly cut down the time patients are waiting for pain relief. Our Nightingale Macmillan Unit Team are also starting to implement this in their department at the Royal Derby Hospital.
Whilst visiting the team at London Road, Krishna Kallianpur presented them with a surprise “Team UHDB” Making a Difference Award – it was an emotional moment for many of the staff after months of hard work to get the ward to where it is today.
Darren Spencer, Registered Nurse, said: “Although it is a new team and a new ward, it is the best team I've ever worked with and the best ward I've been on since qualifying.”