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A Caring award for Sutton Coldfield nurse - local news

Going beyond the call of duty for a patient is worthy of recognition.

Ruth Creber, a nurse at Sutton Coldfield,s Good Hope Hospital did just this, winning the patient carer of the year award at the trusts annual Staff Recognition Awards, presented by the BBCs Michael Collie.

The 31 year old from Erdington, Birmingham was officially recognised for her exceptional care working as part of the critical care outreach team at Good Hope, Sutton Coldfield, treating patients with potentially life-threatening illnesses. She has been working with the hospital for seven years.

Ellie Milner, aged 17, from Sutton Coldfield, nominated Ruth, saying, I have severe asthma so I am well known to the ward. I cannot express how much Ruth supported me. She looked after me so much, made me feel at ease, stopped me from being scared and kept me informed of what was going on.

She was not just amazing with her clinical knowledge, but really supported me emotionally. I would like to follow a similar career in a similar field as I have so much respect for what she does.

Mark Goldman, chief executive, said: These awards are a great way of recognising staff that go above and beyond the call of duty. We aim to always provide good clinical care, but it is the little extras that make all the difference.
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Posted On:  20 July, 2010
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