Staff nurse Wendy Schofield is our next Star Award winner for her "outstanding" care for a dying man during her night shift on 8c.
His family wrote into the ward with praise for the whole team but singled out Wendy for providing outstanding care when their father passed away. And their words were so special her colleague and Ward Manager Sarah Bray turned them into a Star Award entry.
The family put: "Whilst this is a compliment for all the staff involved in my Dad's care I would like to make special mention of staff nurse Wendy who worked that night shift.
" Wendy was one of the most compassionate people I have ever met. She really helped us through what was a very difficult time whilst still having to attend to other patients on the ward. She made the whole thing bearable. More importantly than what she did for us, she endeavoured to make certain Dad didn't suffer any more than necessary."
As background, the father had requested to go home for his final hours but despite being fast tracked this wasn't possible to achieve. The family said: "We were exceptionally impressed with the ward staff who were attentive and caring. the consultant and team of doctors were helpful, compassionate and honest throughout his illness."
Sarah has known Wendy for around five years and they even worked together at Mid-Yorks before coming to CHFT. She told us she'd mentored Wendy as an HCA and she's now progressed to staff nurse. "I'm not surprised we received that fabulous letter. Wendy is like that with all our patients - she's a really caring person".
Wendy said she was "embarrassed but proud" to win this latest award. "I would never single people out but they were a lovely family".
Good news: nominating colleagues just got easier
** There's a new, easy way to fill in your Star Award nomination online. Just click here and you can avoid completing a paper copy. You even get an acknowledgement by email.