Staff, volunteers and fundraisers celebrated at NHS awards night

A specialist centre for people with brain injuries and other neurological conditions has been recognised for giving outstanding care to patients.

The Neuro Rehab Centre at Goole was named as the Patients’ Choice Award winner at the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust staff awards ceremony, Our Stars 2018.

They were one of 20 winners honoured at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe on Friday.

Earlier this year patients visiting hospitals in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole and accessing the community services run by the Trust were asked to nominate their NHS heroes for the ‘Patients’ Choice Award’. The NRC was one of three finalists and went on to scoop the award.

They were nominated by a relative of a long term patient who said:

“My son was taken to the NRC after seven and a half months in critical care. He’d had a traumatic brain injury after a motorbike accident and because of this was left with a PEG feed, no speech and only able to move his left thumb. This team is amazing and due to their hard work Lee can now speak, feed himself, dress himself and he can use his electronic wheelchair and walk with assistance. Lee has had several setbacks to his health whilst being at the centre and the staff have worked endlessly to get over these obstacles. Lee’s strength and determination has been incredible and the staff have travelled this journey with us.”

Meanwhile Farmhouse Pub Managers Lee and Phil picked up the Health Tree Foundation Charity Champion Award for their contribution to the Maternity Bereavement Suite at Scunthorpe hospital.

Eighteen other winners were announced on the night with staff ranging from doctors and nurses to a pharmacist and administrative staff all celebrated for their innovation, compassion and dedication to local patients.

A raffle on the night also raised more than £500 for the Health Tree Foundation’s Little Lives Fund.

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