Nicola wins first award

Posted on January 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation¹s nurses and carers division has announced the first winner of its “Duty Calls” award. The award was presented to Nicola Hempstead, from Medico Nursing & Homecare in Gloucester, for her outstanding work as a care assistant. The Duty Calls award was designed to recognise an exceptional care worker who has acted beyond the call of duty while working through an agency. The award was open to those working in all areas of healthcare ­ hospitals, nursing homes and homecare. Lucy Geldard, director of marketing and events at the REC said the judges were looking for examples of carers performing to the highest standards and the effect this has had on patients, their organisation and other staff. Flexibility and keenness to fit into the workplace community and a professional attitude to work was also a major consideration. “Nicola won because she always goes the extra mile, nothing is too much trouble and she frequently gives her own time to help out,” Ms Geldard said. “Sh

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