“Inspirational, fun, determined, passionate and positive” staff across Walsall and Wolverhampton NHS Trusts are being celebrated this International Women’s Day.
From Midwives, to School Nurses, to those who work in Pharmacy, Surgery and End-of-Life-Care, colleagues across Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust and The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust have been hailed for their contribution.
They regularly go above and beyond in their role, have championed women in under-represented communities or have a real impact on the lives of others in the hospital, community or workplace.
Staff at both Trusts were asked to highlight those colleagues who deserved to be recognised.
In Walsall, Katy Menear, Deputy Professional Lead for Palliative and End-of-Life-Care is described as “Superwoman.”
“She has made a real difference to all the staff she has been managing. She makes us all feel like we are valued.”
Samantha Brown, Community Contraception and Sexual Health Nurse is credited with having “a passion for delivering contraception and sexual health services to young people and vulnerable groups within the community setting. She always goes the extra mile.”
“She has a heart of gold and will help anyone,” is the accolade for Debbie White, Interim Deputy Divisional Director (Division of Medicine) and Senior Project Manager for The Urgent and Emergency Care Centre Capital Build.
Joanne Barlow, Outreach Support Officer for Cancer and Palliative Care is dubbed “outstanding” in her support for hospice patients.
“She has gone above and beyond in providing holistic care, reducing patients’ anxieties and supporting families through such difficult times. She has continued to support these families long after the patient’s journey has ended.”
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Lead Midwife Carol King-Stephens, has been praised for her determination.
“From day one of taking on this role, Carol said she was determined to do better by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic pregnant women in healthcare and she is doing just that! Not only does she visit and support them in the community settings where they feel safest, but Carol is also spreading the word on a national stage and has been the guest speaker at key maternity forums. “
Finally, Sian Abbott, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, is described as “the embodiment of organisational values and behaviours.”
“Sian brightens up the day! She ensures delivery of high-quality service, is an ambassador for our expectations of values and behaviour and achieves ambitions (for herself and others).”