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July's Hospital Hero - Karen Morgan

05 August 2015

Hospital Heroes

July’s Hospital Hero is library and knowledge manager, Karen Morgan.

Karen's ambition is clear - to improve library services for all whilst ensuring money is spent wisely - and her dedication to achieving this whilst enhancing the undergraduate and postgraduate experience at Southend University Hospital is second to none.

Karen is approachable, enthusiastic and always prepared to go the extra mile to support individuals or teams. Her kind and compassionate manner makes it very easy for people to seek advice from her. She is continually pro-active in promoting the library as a resource where people can undertake a variety of different development activities - and not just clinical.

Her willingness to assist and provide support was also recently acknowledged in a personal letter from the NIHR Doctoral Fellow at Oxford University.

Medical education manager, Katie Palmer, who nominated Karen for this month's award, said: 'Karen is a pleasure to manage - she is motivated, focused and innovative. 

"Despite challenges she has succeeded in promoting the profile of the library and the services it offers as a resource for all staff in the trust, and has plans for further development of services throughout 2015 and onwards."