Compassionate Nurse Rewarded For Her Care
03 December 2013

Staff Nurse Hazel Juatco was nominated for the award by one of her patients, who noticed how well she cared for another 89-year-old man with poor eyesight on the ward.

Nominating her for the award, Richard Finch, of Ashton under Lyne, said: “I was especially impressed by Hazel, who despite being busy, found time to help and comfort the man next to me.

“Hazel coped with him excellently. She has great understanding and compassion, besides her clinical skills, exactly the qualities required of a nurse. She would be a credit to any hospital.”

Mr Finch said all the staff at Tameside Hospital were “really wonderful” and praised the staff on ward 5 where he spent the night after being admitted for tests. He was particularly impressed by the cleanliness and the clinical staff during his stay in hospital.

“I have had to attend subsequently for a blood test and found the staff helpful and the atmosphere welcoming and facilities clean,” he said.

Hazel, on being presented her award by Tameside Hospital’s Chair Paul Connellan, said: “Thank you very much; I’m speechless because I always try to do my best.”

My Connellan said: “A big thank you to you. This is about recognising what you have done as an individual and that someone you have dealt with has been so impressed by what’s happened that they have felt they wanted to tell us about the extra care they received.”

The Excellence in Care aware recognises members of staff and volunteers at the hospital who are committed to delivering the highest possible standards of care and demonstrate exemplary performance and outstanding levels of service delivery.

The award, which includes a £75 gift voucher for the winner, is given each quarter to the employee who has:

  • Particularly impressed with their attitude, behaviour and standard of work
  • Gone above and beyond the call of duty in carrying out their role
  • Given their utmost in ensuring that Tameside is the local hospital of choice