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emhTinaBoydandpatientA staff nurse at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice has been given a special award for going ‘the extra mile’ in caring for patients.

Staff nurse Tina Boyd was singled out for the award by colleagues who have observed her work as lead nurse at the Hospice’s John Cheverton Centre (JCC). They chose her for the accolade after also receiving very favourable feedback from patients.

One of those, Pam Hughes, who attends day services in the JCC said:

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“Tina is brilliant. She’s always got time for every single patient – she’s very caring”.

Tina received her award during a gathering at which hospice management and clinical staff came together to review progress of their five-year nursing strategy which covers many aspects of hospice activity including sustaining innovation and workforce development, enhancing professionalism and accountability and the provision of a safe, calm and clean care environment.

Tina said:

“Patients appreciate the care that we offer at the JCC but as well as providing the very best service here, we also aim to be part of the support provided to enable patients to remain independently in their own homes and continuing to live as actively as they can.”

Trustee Ginnie Gledhill praised the contribution of Tina and her colleagues and added that progress in implementing the nursing strategy had also been pleasing.

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Mrs Jo Blackburn, Interim Chief Executive of the Hospice, said:

“It is very encouraging that an overarching strategy is found to be effective and also that those responsible for delivering it to patients are doing so in a highly professional and compassionate manner.”

Liz Arnold, Director of Patient Services, expressed her appreciation for the contribution of all the nurses involved in developing the strategy.

“The aim has been to support and empower nurses to lead change locally and motivate their teams to improve the experience and outcomes of people using our services. It is a pleasure and privilege to be part of the team,” she said.

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