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You Made a Difference team award - March

25 March 2019
March’s You Made a Difference team award goes to the Lewin Stroke and Rehabilitation Unit for the continually high level of attention and care they provide to their patients on a daily basis.

The team from the Lewin stroke and rehabilitation unitThe Lewin ward is a 26 bedded unit specialising in stroke and neurological rehabilitation. 

It is a multi-disciplinary unit with a number of separate teams working alongside each other to care for their patients. This is a vital part of ensuring that many patients are able to return home after a stroke or a brain injury.

The team has looked after some incredibly challenging cases and cares for all patients with the utmost respect and efficiency. Together they make the Lewin a great place to be looked after and a great place to work.

The team’s winning nomination said, ‘I have recently been reminded of the excellence of care provided to all stroke patients with equality and determination. I reviewed, in detail, the medical notes of a 51 year old man who spent several months on the Lewin unit recovering from a stroke. He has subsequently learned to walk again, and is planning on returning to work.’

‘During my review of his notes I was impressed by the input provided by all the therapy teams. It was clear the multi-disciplinary team went above and beyond in helping this gentleman recover.’ 

‘People very rarely say "thank you" to each individual member of staff, so I am nominating them for this award so I can say a big "thank you" to each and every one of them.’

Mark Manford, divisional director for division D, said ‘I want to add my congratulations. The stroke unit provides an outstanding service in very difficult circumstances. The team faced significant staffing challenges last year which required radical actions to overcome. I am delighted at how they have come through this and are clearly moving from strength to strength.’