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Dedicated nurse receives prestigious award

A dedicated nurse at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) has been awarded a prestigious High Sheriff’s Award in recognition of the valuable contribution she has made to the local hospital and patients living with dementia.

The High Sheriff's Awards are designed to reward the volunteers, charities, organisations and community groups in Essex who devote their time and energy to improve the communities in which they live and work.

Caroline Ashton-Gough, dementia clinical nurse specialist, said: “I was honoured to attend the Harlow Council annual dinner, representing PAHT as one of the Chair of Harlow Council’s chosen charities of the year.

“To my surprise, I received a High Sheriff’s Award in recognition for the care that we provide for our patients living with dementia and helping to improve their quality of life.

“Thank you to Harlow Council and the High Sheriff’s team for this award, it means so much. We look forward to working together to further improve the experience of our patients.”

Councillor Clive Souter, chair of Harlow Council, said: “I’m so proud to see Caroline recognised for the extremely valuable work in providing high quality care and experiences for people living with dementia.

“We will continue to support fundraising efforts for dementia care at PAHT until the end of my term in May, to help raise much-needed funding for this important work.”

Inpatient comment:

Everyone offered words of such reassurance and kindness. I felt so cared for and the communication with me at all times was fantastic.