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Hospital Heroes, September 2018: Andres Gal, orthopaedic doctor

01 September 2018

Hospital Heroes

The winner of our Hospital Heroes monthly award for September 2018 is Andres Gal, Orthopaedic Doctor.

Nominator, Kelly Moore, a modern matron in medicine, said: "Dr Gal went above and beyond to support a member of our Medicine Team who is sadly under palliative care. Our nurse had been waiting for a PICC line and was struggling to receive her required chemotherapy due to difficult access issues. I feel this was a perfect demonstration of our Trust values of working together, and care with compassion.

"Without a second thought, and in his own time, following a busy clinic, Dr Gal came back to CMDS to insert the line. This line ensures that our nurse will receive her chemotherapy to hopefully enjoy the limited time she has left with us.

"When I sent an email to thank him for his support and act of kindness, his reply demonstrated the most sincere humility and compassion. He is the perfect example of what we all strive to be and how collaborative working across directorates is of benefit to all."