25/07/2018 | Press releases

Nursing trio win Suffolk Family Carers awards

Nursing trio win Suffolk Family Carers awards

Three of our nurses and their team have been recognised for their commitment to caring for family carers on Lavenham ward.

Suffolk Family Carers awards ESNEFT Lavenham ward
Seated – Tracey Wakeling (left), Naomi Gunton and Fiona Rawson with members of their team from Lavenham ward.

Family Carers play a crucial role in the lives of thousands of patients in Suffolk each year and their welfare is just as important as the people they look after.

Ipswich Hospital nurse consultant Tracey Wakeling and ward sisters Naomi Gunton and Fiona Rawson received the “Adult Carers Recognition Award” at Suffolk Family Carers’ recent 30th anniversary celebrations where Tracey also won an individual Carers Recognition Award.

Suzie Stephens from Suffolk Family Carers said:

They have introduced ways they can reach out to family carers. This includes daily bedside rounds to speak with patients and carers, monthly tea with sister for support and information, feedback cards pinned up for all to see and a carers kitchen with refreshments and information. They have also been supporting open visiting and working together to support discharge needs.

Tracey said:

Suffolk Family Carers are amazing and it is a true privilege to work alongside them each day.

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