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Emergency department team recognised at local council awards ceremony

The emergency department team at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) has received the Gems of Harlow Award for their hard work and dedication.

The event, hosted by Harlow Council on Monday 6 November, celebrated the achievements of local organisations, services, charities and people who make a real difference in the community. 

Polly Read, associate director of nursing for urgent and emergency care at PAHT, said: “We are delighted to have been recognised by Harlow Council for the urgent and emergency care services we provide.

“Our amazing team work around the clock, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to assess, treat and admit patients to ensure that they receive the right care, in the right place at the right time.

“Our sincere thanks also to our colleagues across the hospital, partner organisations, and the local community for their support.”

Stephanie Lawton, chief operating officer at PAHT, said: “I am incredibly proud of the team for receiving this award, which demonstrates their commitment to putting our patients at the heart of everything they do.

“Along with emergency departments across the country, we continue to respond to a high demand for our urgent and emergency care services; the team go above and beyond to ensure that our patients receive high quality care and experiences.

“This award has helped to give the team a real morale boost and bring a smile to their faces.”

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.

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