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Nicola named Healthcare Support Worker of the Year

Published 06/10/2017

Derby Teaching Hospitals has chosen an inspiring Assistant Practitioner as the winner of an annual award for staff. 

Nicola Rice has been named the Trust’s Healthcare Support Worker of the Year after setting a fantastic example to others at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

Her willingness to act as a role model and mentor to students and new starters has been instrumental in ensuring high standards of patient care are maintained at the Elective Procedures Unit.

Nicola’s colleagues on the unit nominated her for the award and commented that she was the ‘go-to’ person for urology expertise and regularly helped other members of staff by delivering teaching sessions.

Our patients have also praised Nicola for going above and beyond what is required on several occasions, with her ability to deliver care professionally and with compassion at all times being particularly highlighted. 

Claire Lightfoot, a Healthcare Assistant on Dolphin Ward, and Debbie Newton, from Renal Services, were named as runners up for the award after also being highly commended.  

Acting Chief Nurse at Derby Teaching Hospitals, Jim Murray, said: “Putting the needs of our patients first is paramount to everything we do here at the Trust. It is fantastic to see that Nicola has taken it upon herself to set an example to those around her to ensure we provide the best possible care.” 

Last Modified 06/10/2017