Awards for unsung NHS heroes

NHS Heroes
NHS Heroes

An NHS administrator who is known for always going the extra mile for her colleagues has been recognised for her hard work and dedication.

Boston-based out of hours administrator Gillian Coope-Davies has been named as an NHS hero, after being nominated for the honour by the people she works with.

She was one of 50 people across the county recognised in the national scheme, which rewards unsung heroes for the work they do.

The mystery person who nominated Gillian, who works for Lincolnshire Community Health Services, said: “The doctors themselves say Gillian is always polite, hard working and efficient, and her work is always carried out to a high standard with a ‘can do, will do, done’ attitude. Gillian’s hours are contracted for daytime but you will always find her going the extra mile to ensure this important team working out of hours have the most up to date information to support patients, even delivering prescription pads on her day off.”

Other people nominated in the Boston area were: Fiona Evans, associate specialist, and sister Karen Birch, who are both based at Pilgrim Hospital, and staff at the oxygen assessment clinic in the hospital’s respiratory department.

Staff who received the award, which included individuals and teams, spanned the Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation NHS Trust.

Dr Don White, chairman of LCHS, said: “Our staff are making a difference to hundreds of patients’ lives in the community every single day, They’re not performing mircales; they are that shoulder to lean on, those words of encouragement or that person handing you a cup of tea. These are the people who do everything they can to make sure our patients get the best care.”