West Suffolk Hospital wards recognised with awards from Suffolk Family Carers
PUBLISHED: 10:00 13 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:14 13 February 2018
Two wards at Bury St Edmund's West Suffolk Hospital have received an award by a local charity.
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.
“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.”