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May's Hospital Hero - Tracey Wilkins

05 May 2013

Hospital Heroes

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.