West Suffolk Hospital wards recognised with awards from Suffolk Family Carers

The team on ward G4, the frail elderly ward, receive their Suffolk Family Carers silver award at Wes

The team on ward G4, the frail elderly ward, receive their Suffolk Family Carers silver award at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. Picture: West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust - Credit: Archant

Two wards at Bury St Edmund’s West Suffolk Hospital have received an award by a local charity.

Pictured front row left to right: Jo Floyd, ward manager on ward G8, stroke ward, and Julie Fountain

Pictured front row left to right: Jo Floyd, ward manager on ward G8, stroke ward, and Julie Fountain, lead nurse for dementia and frail elderly at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust accepting a Suffolk Family Carers silver award for ward G8.Back row left to right: Suzie Stephens, professional training lead; Rachel Johnson, family care support worker, and Hayley Hancock, head of adult services at Suffolk Family Carers. Picture: West Suffolk NHS Foundation TrustPicture: West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust - Credit: Archant

Suffolk Family Carers has recognised the hospital’s frail elderly and stroke wards with silver awards.

Hayley Hancock, head of adult services at Suffolk Family Carers, said: “The award helps celebrate good practice with carers.

“It is fantastic that West Suffolk Hospital recognises carers needs and are committed to maintaining and improving support for their carers’ right across the hospital.

“Congratulations to West Suffolk Hospital overall, wards G4, G8 and Julie Fountain, who should be proud of their achievements and their work in partnership with us and others so they can provide the best support for carers.”

In September West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust was recognised with a Family Carer Friendly Hospital Award, with eight wards and its outpatient department receiving special recognition.

Julie Fountain, lead nurse for dementia and frail elderly at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are really proud to show our continued commitment to family carers and our staff’s efforts to make their stay as easy as possible whilst they attend to the needs of their loved one.

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“These two wards have demonstrated the breadth and quality of the help on offer for family carers and we hope to continue working with Suffolk Family Carers to improve our care across the trust.”

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