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October's Hospital Hero - Kumar Nair

24 October 2014

Hospital Heroes

October's Hospital Hero is Southbourne ward manager, Kumar Nair.

The August bank holiday may have provided an extra day off for many hospital staff, but for ward manager Kumar Nair it presented an opportunity to move Edmund Stone ward to its new location in the tower block with the least amount of disruption.

Kumar was nominated by uro-oncology clinical nurse specialist, Ann French, one of handful of colleagues who helped him coordinate and move the entire ward - complete with patients - from one side of the hospital to the other. This included everything from fixtures and fittings to paper and pencils.

Kumar's main priority during the move was his patients, making sure they were safe and comfortable and that their dignity and respect was maintained throughout. His second priority was the staff on duty, ensuring they were supported and that essential items were still to hand.

Since successfully moving to their new location Kumar and his staff have worked continuously to make Southbourne ward more efficient and effective.