Two “passionate and confident” trainee advanced care practitioners (ACPs) have been appointed to boost the Emergency Department (ED) team at Walsall Manor Hospital and can’t wait to work in its new multi-million pound Urgent and Emergency Care Centre.
Dan Godlieb and Esther Lee will join the well-established 13-strong ACP team at the Manor which comprises five senior ACPs, six adult trainee ACPs and two paediatric-trained ACPs.
Clinical Director – Acute and Emergency Services Miss Ruchi Joshi said: “We have appointed two passionate, confident, competent trainee advanced care practitioners to join our team.
“They have shown a desire to provide the best possible care for ED patients through their passion for emergency medicine and their enthusiasm for providing a high level of care.
“They will ensure they help patient care by working competently in a multi-disciplinary team alongside the nurses and other clinicians.
“Their main duties will be seeing patients, examining them, writing up a diagnostic plan and ensuring timely appropriate treatment is given.
“They will also be supported in their university work and to acquire all of the practical skills needed to manage all types of patients who attend the Emergency Department.
“I’m sure Dan and Esther will become assets to the Trust and I wish them every success in their new roles.”
Dan, 33, who was originally from Milton Keynes and now lives in Willenhall, was formerly a Community Rapid Response Paramedic (ECP) / Emergency Care Assessment Practitioner (ECAP). He said: “I feel motivated to go above and beyond for good patient care and I can’t wait to work in the new build!”
Esther, is her early 30s and arrives from Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.
She said: “I am very excited and keen to start my new role as a trainee ACP, especially with the new centre opening soon!
“It’s something I have aspired to do for a couple of years now, but with the unexpected passing of my mum, I delayed my career development as it wasn’t the right time.”
Walsall’s new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre is due to be finished this autumn.