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Celebrating Excellence Staff Award

Award Winners

November 2016

Winner: Gillian Winkworth and Ben Bream, Physiotherapists, Physiotherapy, Watford

Nominated by: Liz, patient

Picture of Gillian Winkworth and Ben Bream their awardNomination: I had my leg amputated on 17 September. It was sudden and a real shock. I had little time to come to terms with it. Without the support of Gillian and Ben, my recuperation and recovery would have been long and difficult.

Gillian arrived the day after surgery. She encouraged me to start thinking about my future and made sure I was as active as I could be. She had me out of the bed and moving around straight away.

My life changed when I lost my leg. But Gillian and Ben made sure I had a positive outlook on life. They also changed my life. I can honestly say that without them pushing me and making me focus on what I can do, not what I can't do, my experience has been better than I could have imagined.

I really want to take this opportunity to thank them. And the whole of the Physiotherapy and the Occupational Therapy department. Often overlooked, they have been the lynch pin of my recovery and have given me drive, determination, positivity and more importantly, a good outlook for the future. Thank you just does not say enough.

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