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Celebrating Excellence Staff Award

Award Winners

December 2016

Winner: Lyndsey Rice, Health Care Assistant, Bluebell Ward, Watford

Nominated by: staff

Nomination: Our colleague Kumari recently passed away suddenly, which came as a great shock to us all. From the 'get go', Lyndsey instigated fundraising in order to primarily, financially assist Kumari's two children on their arrival from Nepal. This started at ward level where we all dug deep and turned out our pockets. The children, after much delay on getting visas, got to say their goodbyes less than 24 hours before their mother died.

It soon became apparent that there were more costs involved, of which one of them was the cost of getting her ashes flown back home to rest. Lyndsey set up a Just Giving page and with the support and incredible generosity of others, the ultimate target was reached. She has beavered away relentlessly without a quibble...so Lyndsey, thank you from us all.

Nomination: In October 2016 a Health Care Worker on Bluebell ward suddenly died. Throughout the time that Kumari was very ill, Lyndsey supported the nursing team despite being very worried about her friend. She worked hard to bring Kumari's two children to England so that they could see their mother before she died. Kumari sadly passed away 24 hours after her children arrived in England.

Despite her grief, Lyndsey set up a Just Giving page to raise money for Kumari's family to take Kumari home to her home land. In the first week Lyndsey raised over two thousand pounds.

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