August's Hospital Hero - Cheryl Guinea
18 August 2013
August's hospital hero is Eastwood ward's acting deputy ward manager, Cheryl Guinea.
Cheryl Guinea, acting deputy ward manager, was asked to improve
our medical termination service. Giving up her own time, she
meticulously conducted research into best practice, rewrote the
pathway and completely revised the service, providing training
sessions for team members.
As a result, patients now receive better information and
counselling beforehand and spend far less time on the ward. Most
importantly, she has supported and eased patients through what can
be a very distressing experience - as positive feedback has
Her nomination states: "Cheryl has thrown herself into her role
and this project with an enthusiasm and passion which has rubbed
off on the whole ward."