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) Harinder Grewal, known as Nisha to her colleagues, was given the accolade of Rising Star at the Advancing Healthcare Awards at the virtual ceremony in London recently.
Nisha was nominated by Theatre Manager, Paula Quinn for her excellent leadership during the COVID crisis, by her overseeing the purchase of equipment which allows safer laparoscopic work within the colorectal cancer patients. Nisha has also undertaken shifts in the ITU department to support the team there.
Paula said: “Nisha qualified as an ODP in 2016 and works within the Colerectal Team. She is forward thinking and leads by example to others. She is well respected by her peers and the wider multidisciplinary team.”
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 fourth year in a row that a member of George Eliot Hospital’s ODP team has scooped the award.
The UK-wide Advancing Healthcare Awards, organised by Chamberlain Dunn, now in their fifteenth 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.