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August's Hospital Hero - Cheryl Guinea

18 August 2013

Hospital Heroes

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 shown.

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."