George Eliot Hospital Alexandra Ward showed real team spirit to help one of their colleagues who had been the victim of crime.
The generous team from this busy acute surgical ward came to the rescue when a member of their own had their electric bike stolen before Christmas.
Health Care Support Worker Gina Astley, who has worked at the George Eliot for 20 years was distraught when she ended her Saturday shift at 8pm and found her electric bicycle had been stolen.
Overnight, this hard working team of ward sisters, nurses, health care support workers, doctors, students and other staff members had rallied round to save enough money to buy Gina a replacement bike which they presented to her by 11:30 am on Sunday.
Gina on her electric bike
Ward Manager, Debra Heard said: “Our team came to the rescue as soon as they found out what had happened. Ward Sister Dawn Crofts and nurse Natalie Warman led the collection and did brilliantly to fundraise so quickly.
“We knew this was a lifeline to work for Gina and I am so proud of our Alex Angels for their quick actions and generosity.”
Gina said: “I was distraught when I found out my bike was stolen and cried again when I found out how truly caring our team was to go to all that effort to help me.
“They are a wonderful team who really look after each other and I can’t thank them enough for their kindness.”
Alexandra Ward is a 28 bed acute surgical ward supporting a wide variety of conditions including Orthopaedic, Urology and Gynaecology patients.