May's Hospital Hero - Tracey Wilkins
05 May 2013
HCA Tracey Wilkins is a ‘fantastic asset’ to the wards, say those who know her.
One of our night shift staff on Hockley colorectal ward, Tracey
gives outstanding support to her colleagues and thinks nothing of
covering extra shifts when needed - even at short notice and
despite also caring for her mother at home.
Her organisational skills are 'second to none' and she always
works with her patients' best interests in mind. One grateful
senior colleague added: "If I am on a difficult shift, Tracey is
the best support you could ask for. It is hard to pinpoint just one
example of how she goes above and beyond her role".
Such glowing acclaim earned Tracey the employee of the month
title for May.
Hard on her heels was Nikki Baines, principal physiologist in
the heart and chest department.
Nikki is a whizz at arranging morale-boosting events for the
department. Past triumphs include a bake-off, a swimathon and
pounding the equivalent of the London Marathon on a treadmill.
When the department's counselling area needed a facelift, she
contacted companies for donations of furniture and equipment - all
the time making sure they adhered to our safety standard.
Nikki has an open door policy for all staff, is highly
dependable, motivational and resourceful. No surprises that she
received a highly commended award.