Tracey and Angie were nominated by a colleague who said:
I am nominating both Tracey and Angie who are in the same role and should receive this as a combined award. It would be inappropriate to nominate them separately as they both perform exceptionally. These two nurses skilfully mastermind the flow of acute and elective orthopaedic surgery through level 8 so that patients receive the care that they need in a timely manner. Tracey and Angie manage the constant stream of orthopaedic acute patients to accommodate both acute and elective cases.
They do this in an exemplary manner remaining calm and focussed on the patients’ needs at all times. They also skilfully assist triaging the priority cases. I have often been impressed by the manner in which they have engaged with individual patients as they come through the pre-op area. They have really gotten to know and truly care about those patients who unfortunately have a number of returns to the OR. They maintain that personal touch in a technical environment which quickly puts the patient at ease.
The whole orthopaedic service respect and value the work that these nurses do, firstly for their patients, and also for their colleagues and the departments. They are the unsung heroes, the worker bees, they are the Sunday night TV ‘good sorts’.