Two Bolton NHS workers are delighted to receive awards honoring their ‘dedication to patients and loved ones’.
The Supportive Care Awards were given to Jane Shuttleworth and Lindsay Sheppard, both in recognition of how they go the extra mile to help those in their care.
Avondale District Nursing Team Health Care Assistant Jane paid tribute to her colleagues by proudly receiving her award.
She said: “I feel very proud and honored to receive the award.
“I am the person that I am thanks to the great team that I work with and I feel that I take this award for the team.
“I hope this encourages all the healthcare assistants out there who do an amazing job and shows how much they appreciate us.”
Manager Paula Clarke explained that she had nominated Jane in honor of her dedication and compassion for patients.
She said: “Jane is an amazing healthcare assistant to staff, patients and students alike and I am so proud to be the head of her team.
“She is always thinking ahead and looking for ways to improve the way we work, including developing a simple tool for students to help them as they learn about the role of district nursing.”
She added: “Jane has supported patients after losing a family member and even bought a rose bush in memory of a patient that she gave to her daughter.
“We would be lost without her and we are very lucky to have her.”
Lindsay Sheppard, based in the Great Lever District Nursing Team, was nominated based on her commitment to developing her own skills and those of her team, all with the goal of benefiting patients.
She said: “I am absolutely overwhelmed, amazed and excited in equal measure!
“It’s been quite a tough year for us as a team, so to receive an award for how we care for our patients and each other is amazing.”
Lindsay picked up the award after being nominated by manager Nicola Bell-Tye, who explained what an integral part of her team she is.
She said: “Lindsay is a lovely person to work with, she keeps the team running like clockwork and really looks after us all.
“She has developed her own set of skills through a variety of different ways, including training nurse practitioners in wound care liaison and participating in the pressure ulcer collaboration.
“Lindsay is also brilliant at sharing the skills she has learned with the entire team, especially our younger staff, which has resulted in great development for all of us.
“Thank you, Lindsay, for all you do for our patients and for us.”
Both Jane and Lindsay have been acclaimed at the highest levels of the Bolton NHS Foundation Trust for the work and dedication they have put in.
Assistant Director of Nursing Lianne Robinson said: “Many congratulations to Jane and Lindsay on winning the Supportive Care Awards.
“Her dedication to her patients and loved ones, as well as her colleagues, is evident and they truly embody the values of the NHS.
“Well done to both of you, your recognition is well deserved.”