Excellence award for assistant

An NHS hospital has awarded assistant Susan Hughes an excellence in patient care award.

Susan Hughes works alongside the Gloucestershire Royal hospital physiotherapy team on surgical wards, and has particular responsibility for amputee patients. She runs an exercise group for both inpatients and outpatients where she supervises rehabilitation to either wheelchair independence or walking with a prosthetic limb. Susan Hughes has been praised by colleagues for her work in helping to develop a spirit of camaraderie amongst patient groups, and with helping people to cope with life changing surgery. Susan takes a holistic approach to her patients. She involves their families in the rehabilitation process. She has also set up an amputee ‘buddy’ service for individuals who are facing amputation. 

Julia Brandon

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