A theatre practitioner from George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust has been named as a ‘rising star’ at a prestigious national award ceremony.
Theatre Operating Department Practitioner (OPD), Fiona Deeley was given the accolade of Rising Star at the Advancing Healthcare Awards ceremony in London recently, attended by leading healthcare clinicians, managers and policy makers.
She was nominated by Theatre Manager, Paula Quinn for always ensuring, and enhancing, patient safety within the theatres department by introducing a new way of recording patients’ temperatures before, during and after operations, as well as introducing new equipment at the Nuneaton-based hospital.
Paula said: “Fiona has been at the forefront of some auditable changes within the theatre department to enhance patient safety and is I, as the theatre manager, am very proud to have her in my team. I’m so pleased that Fiona is receiving this recognition for all of her dedication and hard work.”
Fiona works chiefly in the hospital’s main theatres. After graduating from Coventry University in 2015, she went on to join the Theatres team at George Eliot hospital shortly after.
ODPs provide high standards of skilled care and support during each phase of a patient’s care when they are having an operation – anaesthetic, surgical and recovery.
This is the second year that a member of George Eliot Hospital’s ODP team has scooped the award, with Richard Cubbon and Ellis Goldspink taking the honours in 2018.
The UK-wide Advancing Healthcare Awards, organised by Chamberlain Dunn, now in their thirteenth year, recognise and reward projects and professionals that lead innovative healthcare practice and make a real difference to patients’ lives in the healthcare science and allied health professions.