Louth area staff are NHS Heroes

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Local NHS staff have been recognised as NHS Heroes for their hard work and dedication to patient care.

Staff, patients, friends and family were asked to put their nominations forward as part of a national recognition scheme to celebrate the unsung heroes who go above and beyond during their day-to-day routines.

It resulted in 50 awards being presented to individuals and teams from Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS), United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) and Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust (LPFT).

Local people recognised are - Fiona Hoyle, Case Manager, Louth Community Nursing Team, Karen Kerman, Matron for Urgent Care, Louth County Hospital, and Steve Wainwright, Staff Nurse, Louth County Hospital.

Dr Don White, Chairman of LCHS, said: “Our staff are making a difference to hundreds of patients’ lives in the community every single day. They’re not performing miracles; they are that shoulder to lean on, those words of encouragement or that person handing you a cup of tea. These are the people who do everything they can to make sure our patients get the very best care. It’s very humbling to hear how valued they are by both their colleagues and patients in the community and I’m proud to have them working at LCHS.”