Two Bolton healthcare staff have been presented with health care support care awards for their compassion and dedication to their patients.
Jane Shuttleworth and Lindsay Sheppard were awarded by Lianne Robinson, Deputy Chief Nurse at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, and Katherine Stevenson, Nursing Workforce Senior Policy Manager at NHS England.
The pair were recognised for going the extra mile to help those they care for.
Jane Shuttleworth, Healthcare Assistant at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, said:
I feel very proud and honoured to receive the award.
“I am the person I am thanks to the great team I work with and feel I take this award for the team.
“I hope this encourages all healthcare assistants that do amazing jobs, and shows how we are appreciated.
Based with the Avondale District Nursing Team, Jane was nominated for the award by her manager, Paula Clarke, for her dedication and compassion in looking after Bolton patients.
Paula Clarke, District Nurse Team Manager at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, said:
Jane is an amazing Healthcare Assistant to staff, patients and students alike and I am so proud to be her team manager.
“She is always forward thinking and looking at ways to improve how we work, including developing a simple tool for students to help them as they learn about the role of district nursing.
Jane’s nomination included her incredible rapport with her patients and how she always puts them first.
Jane has supported patients following them losing a family member and even bought a rose bush in memory of one patient which she presented to her daughter.
“We would be lost without her and are so lucky to have her.
Lindsay Sheppard, Assistant Practitioner based with the Great Lever District Nursing Team, also received an award after being nominated by her manager, Nicola Bell-Tye, and said:
I am absolutely overwhelmed, surprised and thrilled in equal measure!
“It’s been quite a difficult year for us as a team so to receive an award for how we’ve looked after our patients and each other is incredible.
Nicola nominated Lindsay for her commitment to developing her own skills, as well developing her team, for the benefit of their patients.
Nicola Bell-Tye, District Nurse Team Manager at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, said:
Lindsay is such a lovely person to work with, keeps the team working like clockwork and really looks after us all.
“She’s developed her own skillset through a variety of different ways, including wound care link nurse specialist training and partaking in the pressure ulcer collaborative.
“Lindsay is also brilliant at sharing the skills she’s learnt throughout the team, especially with our more junior staff, which has resulted in great development for us all.
“Thank you, Lindsay, for everything you do for our patients and for us.
Lianne Robinson, Deputy Chief Nurse at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, said:
Huge congratulations to both Jane and Lindsay for their support care awards win.
“Their dedication to their patients and loved ones, as well as to their colleagues, is clear to see and they truly embody NHS values.
“Well done to you both, your recognition is well deserved.