You Made a Difference awards - December | Cambridge University Hospitals
 
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You Made a Difference awards - December

12 January 2018
A well-respected team leader, discharge champion, and mentor on our acute medicine for the elderly ward is one of the winners of a “You Made a Difference Award” for December.

Ally Mohamudally, charge nurse, has worked on ward C4 since it was first established ten years ago. Known for his hardworking, reliable and supportive nature is also praised for this efforts to help patients get home from hospital safely and quickly. 

There were three different nominations for Ally this month - some extracts include: “Ally is extremely knowledgeable around elderly care, and is an excellent role model and teacher for students and staff. He is also a huge support to the Senior Sisters on the ward."

"Ally has a very calming and unassuming presence. He is always professional and a fantastic leader.”

"I wanted to nominate Ally for his outstanding work throughout the many years he has been at the hospital. He makes a difference every day to his patients, their relatives and his colleagues. He is a constant support to all staff working on the ward, making everyone feel welcome, comfortable and part of the team. He provides safe, kind, and excellent care. Thank you Ally.”

 

Organising a birthday party may be considered above and beyond but not for Natalie Hoover. 

Natalie Hoover, who works on John Farman Intensive Care Unit, singlehandedly organised a party so that an eight-year-old boy could spend his birthday with his critically-ill father.

An extract from one of four nominations said: “One of our patients who has been critically ill in ICU for quite some time was unable to attend his son’s birthday party, so Natalie created one in the ward by decorating a side room with banners and balloons. She also made a small buffet and set up games for the son to enjoy. This act of kindness brought so much joy to the patient, his wife and their son and it was acknowledged by all the team" 

“Natalie has accustomed us to her wonderful caring nature and kindness on many occasions. She often goes above and beyond her duties to make things better on the unit, but even by her standards this was an extraordinary experience that brought so much joy and allowed some “normality” into the lives of a family disrupted by this episode of critical illness”

Natalie Hoover added: “I feel privileged to have won this award. I would also like to mention what a great team I work in. Everyone treats each other with the upmost respect at all times.”  

Natalie has worked on JVF as a Health Care Assistant since 2015 and is currently working towards her aspirations of becoming a nurse.