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Trust staff celebrate their mentoring success
8:20am Wednesday 31st October 2012 in News
WORCESTERSHIRE Acute Hospitals NHS Trust mentors were given the recognition they deserve recently during the University of Worcester’s fourth Mentor Awards Ceremony.
Throughout the NHS, mentors are key to successful practice learning for many students.
The awards ceremony celebrated the work of nurses, midwives, ambulance staff and social workers who make an outstanding contribution to the student’s experience. Staff were nominated for an award by students and colleagues.
The winners of the Outstanding Mentor in Nursing were Amanda Hill, surgical assessment unit staff nurse at Worcestershire Royal and Kathy Crosbie, Wyre Forest Community Unit ward sister at Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre.
Runners up were staff nurses Sahara Syeda, A&E at Worcester and Helen Small, Ward 12 at the Alexandra Hospital.
The Outstanding Mentor in Midwifery award was won by midwife Debb Hughes who works on the delivery suite at Worcester, midwife Sue Rawlings at the Alexandra Hospital was the runner up.
Worcestershire Royal Hospital’s Accident & Emergency department won the award for Outstanding Practice Learning Environment.
The trust offers pre-registration nursing and midwifery placements across the Alexandra Hospital, Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and Worcestershire Royal Hospital, supported in a variety of clinical settings by a practice placement team.
This team is made up of clinicians who are also registered nurse lecturers/practice educators to support both mentors and students in clinical areas and have been praised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council for their work.
Students at the University of Worcester recently voted the trust the best place in the country to undertake their training.