April's Hospital Hero - Carmen Bradnam
14 April 2013
April’s hero was Carmen Bradnam, cardiac rehab assistant, who was nominated for her sterling work with cardiac patients after they leave hospital.
For the past 10 months she has given up every Tuesday afternoon
(the only day she does not work) to help bridge the gap between
hospital care and home by taking patients through their exercise
circuits, monitoring them and answering their questions.
Her nomination praised the inspirational way she offers
emotional and physical support to help them overcome a difficult
and stressful episode. Patients confessed it was only Carmen's
friendly face and reassurance which persuaded them to attend the
We also applaud Sister Stephanie Clark who receive a highly
Stephanie, who works in the oncology and radiotherapy oncology
OPD, is another member of our staff who cares for patients and
colleagues alike. She provides the best possible advice, support
and physical, social and psychological care for patients and
ensures that her staff have the skills and knowledge necessary for
their roles. Adverse weather conditions never prevent her from
turning up for work from her Chelmsford home and she regularly
stays on to do extra hours for patients who are unwell or awaiting
admission from clinic.