NHS 70 superstars: V

Take a look at who has also now been recognised as an official #NHS70Superstar with first names beginning with V:

Val Bennett, mental health liaison practitioner, Mental health liaison team, The Dales
“Val is a very supportive member of staff that really puts challenging clinical situations into perspective. She also ensures she brings light to the shift when at times it feels dark.” 

“Val provides support to everyone in the team. She has helped me to improve my practice in relation to drug and alcohol work and when I was struggling with managing risk she offered reassurance and invaluable support. When you are in a risky situation Val will have your back!”

Val Crawshaw, activity coordinator, Stroke rehabilitation unit, Kendray Hospital
“For years of dedication and hard work with patients, patients’ families and colleagues.”

“I would like to say thank you for your 35 years plus service on NHS and all your hard work. Val is one of the most caring, sympathetic, loving and considered people that I’ve met. She is one of the nurses who go many extra miles to meet patient and staff needs. She is one of the nurses who puts a big smile on everyone’s faces. She is amazing. Words can not explain all the wonderful things that Val has accomplished for patients and staff. Val, you are amazing and thank you for everything you have done for us.” 

Val Jackson, acute pathway secretary, Oakdale admin, the Dales, Calderdale
“Val is very hardworking and conscientious, is always helpful and always has a smile and a kind word.”

Val Mckoy-Blake, healthcare assistant, Bretton Centre, Fieldhead
“Val was on the night shift when Trinity 2 ward caught fire in November 2016. Val deserves recognition for her efforts to aid service users from a burning building whilst also continuing to deliver vital and compassionate care to individuals throughout the rest of the night, ensuring that they were safe.”

Vanessa Clay, personal assistant to the medical directorate, Conference centre, Kendray Hospital
“Vanessa remains a wonderful person who goes over and beyond to keep services running across the BDU from a medical perspective. Nothing is too much trouble and she has such a warm, cheerful, caring and problem-solving attitude. We would be lost without her! Many thanks, Vanessa for all that you do.”

“Vanessa is one of the kindest people I have ever met. She is always happy to help anyone that needs it and never complains about anything! Vanessa is one of life’s diamonds to be treasured and a total asset to the Trust.”

Vera Brown, technical instructor, Ward 18, Priestley Unit
“For their bubbly personality, good sense of humour and ability to get alongside patients.”

Veronica Matthews, healthcare assistant, Ward 19, Priestley Unit
“For her inspirational hard work and the compassionate care she provides to everyone on the ward.”

Vicki Mellor, memory service nurse, Kirklees memory service, Folly Hall
“For all your hard work and commitment supporting the team in meeting its goals. Thank you.”

“I am nominating Vicki because she is the most understanding, supportive and kindest supervisor! She is always there for me both personally and professionally and I could not have gotten through some tough times if it wasn’t for Vicki. Vicki has supported me to be the best nurse I can possibly be and always goes above and beyond! She is my inspiration and someone I look up to very much.”

Vicky Cuben, specialist dietician, Dietetics, Laura Mitchell Health and Wellbeing Centre
“Without Vicky’s help, the ED team could not survive. She has the amazing ability to engage a very difficult client group which makes my role as care coordinator so much easier. All the young people and families love her as she is so approachable. She ‘just gets’ it which is not always the case.”

Vicky Smallman, health centre coordinator, Cudworth Centre
“I would like to thank Vicky for all the support she gives to our staff and clients with her welcoming face and kind nature. In many ways, she is the first face of our service out in the North East neighbourhood. She is a fantastic asset in terms of linking with the GPs and specialist services including those that look after the building often proving to be the font of all knowledge to support the care we deliver. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Vicky, so thanks.

Victoria Delday, administrative assistant, Laura Mitchell Health and Wellbeing Centre
“Nothing is ever too much to ask for Vickie. She is always willing to go the extra mile to help people in her team.”

Victoria Kibler, principal performance and information analyst, Performance and information, Fieldhead
“For settling in so well to her new team and all her hard work.”

 “As a new member of the team, Vickie is a pleasure to work with and is so supportive, even though she is still feeling her feet. Already I feel comfortable going to her as a line manager and friend and she complements the team on many levels.”

Vikki Jallow, healthcare assistant, Sandal ward, Bretton Centre
“As a bank staff, she supports me and makes me feel welcomed. She showed extraordinary understanding of my values and beliefs.”

“Since arriving to work on Sandal ward Vikki has been very welcoming and supportive. She has gone out of her way to show me the way, always delivering the highest standard of care. Truly inspirational.”

Take a look at our other superstars beginning with A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, W, X, Y and Z.

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