The NHS has one humbled caring winner

by | 14 January 2020 | Community Focus, Gainsborough

The regional Respect Carers Award winner is David Edwards, a male nurse from Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS). He has been honoured with a regional award for his contribution to the end of life care for Darren Williams.

Darren, known as Taff, sadly passed away in October and Taff’s family were so impressed with his professionalism they nominated him for a Respect Carers Award.

The awards are sponsored by Respect Green Burial Parks, where Taff was eventually laid to rest, and Respect Direct Funeral Services in Morton Gainsborough and Kirton Lindsey and the award was given in Taff’s memory.
The organisation hears families’ heartfelt comments about how good a hospital, care home, nursing home, hospice or home visiting carers were and encourage nominations for the Respect Carers Award.

The awards give thanks and recognition to all the carers in communities throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

David was cited as being a very experienced district nurse who exudes a reassuring calmness. The family felt he always went above and beyond his duties by always getting back to them quickly. They felt very lucky to have David, not only for his wealth of experience but because he was is a very lovely man.

David who works as part of Gainsborough Community Nursing Team, said: “I am humbled and proud to receive this award; it was truly unexpected. I feel very honoured that the family nominated me.”

A small presentation took place at David’s workplace, John Coupland Hospital in Gainsborough on Tuesday 10th December.

Gordon Tulley, who presented the award on behalf of Respect Green Burial Parks and Respect Direct Funeral Services, said: “It was a pleasure to meet David and bestow this award in Taff’s memory. We have been running these awards for nine years and David is the second male nurse to receive this accolade.”

For more information on how to nominate your loved ones’ carer contact Gordon on 07836 202158 or gt@respectgb.co.uk.