Our latest Hospital Heroes - emergency department and associated specialties
26 May 2016
Our latest hospital heroes are the emergency department team and associated specialties.
Care with compassion,
working together, professional and accountable - our values
resonate strongly with our emergency department and various
specialties around the hospital who all worked as one to manage
several casualties following the breakout of a fire in a block of
flats in Westcliff.
On the day of the incident
there were particularly high number of patients coming into the
emergency department with resus and majors working at near full
capacity for the majority of the 24 hour period.
As the severity of the
incident became clear, numerous areas of the hospital came forward
to support the emergency department. Each specialty worked together
as a single team to ensure effective patient care was delivered,
embodying our values and demonstrating excellent clinical teamwork
Emergency department consultant, Dr
Dalip Kumar, who was the clinical lead on the evening of the
incident, said: "I want
to acknowledge the whole of the emergency department team and
specialities working that night for their hard work, dedication and
"The response of the
emergency department team, HCAs , porters, reception staff,
radiographers, lab technicians and all those who were supporting us
at that time was fantastic. The on-call medical, surgical,
paediatric, intensive care and obstetrics teams, the site managers
and senior manager on call - I want to thank you all.
"Your collective team
efforts helped us work as one to achieve our common goal of
effective patient care, a great thing to admire about the NHS and