December's Hospital Hero - Hazel Lincoln
19 December 2013
December's hospital hero is stroke unit rehab assistant, Hazel Lincoln.
Hazel was nominated for designing a sign for stroke patients to
be displayed when they are washing or dressing. It reads simply :
'please come back later, I am having a wash' and is now in use
throughout the unit with the potential of going hospital-wide.
Hazel was prompted to come up with a solution when she found
that patients in side rooms and behind curtains were frequently
being disturbed while washing and dressing - often being exposed to
those passing or to other patients.
A staunch defender of patients' dignity, she undertook the task
as a personal objective and persevered to get the sign approved for
use. Feedback has been excellent and patients can now wash and