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Innundated with Praise: Friday CatchUp

Talented cartoonist captures life on one of the wards at the Royal

Talented cartoonist captures life on one of the wards at the Royal (click to enlarge)

Well the good news keeps rolling in…and I am behind myself again. So if you have sent me something and it has not appeared yet- apologies! But here is a brief selection, as they say on Celebrity Big Brother, in no particular order…it might be you!

FROM LINDA FENTON: AUDIOLOGY SECRETARY AT THE ALEXANDRA HOSPTIAL

“Dear Head of Department,
I attended your department to be examined and eventually fitted with a hearing aid. I would like to place on record the fact that I received a very professional and most friendly and courteous service from both of your members of staff. The each explained everything in detail and took the trouble to confirm that I did in fact understand everything they had told me. I left the department feeling that I had full confidence in the NHS and in the Alex and this feeling was entirely due to the service I received from your staff.
Yours sincerely,
[Name and Address Supplied]”

FROM LIZ WILLIAMS: VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR

Hi David,
I have heard from a couple of the volunteers who though sadly leaving us as volunteers are doing so because they are both about to take up university placements, one on a Medical Degree Course and the other on a Midwifery Course. Both the volunteers have expressed their thanks to the departments they have been working with Chestnut and Postnatal as they feel that the experience of volunteering has helped with not only their course choices but with their applications to university.

“As I start university this time next week, today was unfortunately my last shift on the Post Natal ward.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing me to volunteer for you at Worcestershire Royal for the past 11months. This experience has been of great benefit to me for my future venture as a Student Midwife.”

“On the 21st of September I will be going to university therefore this Saturday will be my last volunteering session on Chestnut ward. Thank you very much for all of your help. It has proved invaluable to my university application and has taught me loads about working on wards.”

MISS RABIA IMTIAZ: CONSULTANT OBSTETRICIAN AND DRAGON BOATER WRITES THIS:

Bolton Dragons raise money for Cardiac Catheter Lab at Royal

Bolton Dragons raise money for Cardiac Catheter Lab at Royal

Go Bolton Dragons

Go Bolton Dragons


We won our first trophy a year on from forming Worcester Bolton Dragons – a team of mainly midwives, an obstetrician and a HCA.
Driven by the fond memories of our beloved friend Lorraine Bolton we the Worcester Bolton Dragons were among the winners by coming first in our final heat this weekend at Pershore Phoenix 2013 Charity event.
Thanks for all your support which is helping us raise money for cardiac catheterisation lab at WRH.Regards, Rabia.

CAROLINE ARTIS WRITES IN PRAISE OF MISS DUCKETT
David, I would like to thank Miss Duckett (Consultant Obstetrician) for her care, support and safe delivery of my gorgeous son. Thanks to her unwavering support both emotional and physical. Baby Oscar safely made it into the world on his due date. I will be eternally grateful. Caroline Artis

FROM STAFF NURSE KATHRYN NORWOOD LAUREL 2 IN PRAISE OF A COLLEAGUE

“Hi David
Just wanted to let you know about more praise for one specific member of staff

I had a relative of a recent patient come to the ward asking to speak to Michelle Newman our HCA, I explained that she wasn’t on till this afternoon and I could pass on a message.
The gentleman explained that he wanted to give is personal thanks to Michelle for all the care and attention she had given to his father while he was on Laurel 2.
He said that his father had expressed that he truly respected and was genuinlly impressed by Michelle .

I found out that michelle off her own back had gone up to ITU to see the patient today on her way work and discovered that the patient had sadly passed on, she was truly moved by the message left by the family
I have also informed the sisters on the ward so they are awaire of the praise she has received.

Michelle is a very bubbly person and will have a chat to anyone about anything if it helps to cheer them up .
I just wanted this praise to be truly noticed

Thanks
kat.”

AND FINALLY, A BEAUTIFUL MESSAGE IN A BEAUTIFUL CARD TO S/N DEBBIE CAHILL ON CHUSTNUT WARD “JUST TO SAY THANK YOU!”

“To Debbie,
Thanks you.
Just a little something to thank you for all the care you gave me and my family. IT WAS MUCH APPRECIATED. Love from Nicola.”

Fabulous Time Volunteering on Post-Natal: One Volunteer thanks the Hospital

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I received this from Elizabeth William, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Worcestershire Royal.

Did you know that Liz manages over 200 volunteers who give thier time freely to the Trust.
Oh and she is fantastic (no money exhanged hands here)

The volunteers participate in huge ways: the Wayfinders who point people to thier appontments; the WRVS shop staff;the newspaper, sweet and library trolleys; helping with lunchtimes on the wards; chaplaincy; and students on work placement; as well as a huge number of other ways.

They make a huge difference. So next time you see a volunteer, maybe stop and thank them!
And if you have some time to give to the Hospital contact Liz on 01905 763333

Below is a letter Liz recieved from one such volunteer. Not only did she have a fabulous time, but the hospital benefitted.

It’s a win/win as they say.

Hello Elizabeth,

I hope you are well, did you have a good Easter?

I am writing to inform you that I will no longer be volunteering on the post natal ward…

Although, I absolutely LOVE volunteering, I am aware that these positions are highly sought after and as I now have my placement at university, I feel I should allow another hopeful student the opportunity to have my slot…

I have been volunteering every saturday morning since end of October and the staff have been fabulous (as have the service users).

I would like to thank you for facilitating my volunteering role at Worcester Royal Hospital, it has been an amazing experience… I cannot wait until September until I commence my midwifery training.Very best wishes, (Name supplied)