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An extremely busy day in November last year saw Duke of Kent ward operating over capacity, with several patients waiting in A&E. Referrals kept coming, putting huge demands on all staff as there were no cubicles free and children on the ward were in urgent need of a high level of care. The whole team are nominated for the way they worked together calmly under such extreme circumstances while still managing to maintain patient safety.
Doctors worked together to discharge and review patients, the play worker Tracey provided treats and drinks, domestic Jane cleaned cubicles quickly so that they could be used for patients as soon as possible. Staff came in early and stayed late, help came from other wards and patients were transferred to York due to the demand for beds. Throughout the whole team are praised for maintaining the Trust values.
29 April 2019