A COUNTY nurse has been recognised nationally for her efforts keeping local community hospitals and clinics safe from COVID-19.
Carole Clive, Nurse Consultant for Infection Prevention and Control at Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, has been awarded a Star Award from the Cavell Nurses’ Trust. It recognises her dedication and leadership in supporting staff at the Trust to maintain a safe environment and to minimise risk of infections within wards, in clinics and for nursing teams who support patients in their homes.
In addition Carole has worked tirelessly to ensure staff were trained to apply infection prevention guidance, and alongside colleagues she led on the distribution of PPE kit and testing equipment.
Michelle Greatorex, Director of Nursing & Quality at Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, said: “There have been so many examples over the last 15 months of Carole truly going to extraordinary lengths to support staff on the front line in the fight against COVID-19. Maintaining a safe environment is the responsibility of everyone but Carole’s guidance and expertise has been and remains invaluable and she has been a real inspiration to us all.”
Carole Clive, Star Award winner, said: “The pandemic has been incredibly challenging for everyone in the Trust and ensuring our wards, clinics and offices were as safe as possible has been a real team effort. Our staff have had to work and support patients very differently at times to ensure all the guidance was being followed and while I am delighted to accept this award, I do so on behalf of both the infection prevention and control team at the Trust, and all the staff who have adapted so well and remained steadfast in their commitment to maintaining a safe environment.”
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is the main provider of mental health and learning disability services across both counties. It also provides community services in Worcestershire including Community Hospitals in Bromsgrove, Evesham, Malvern, Pershore, Tenbury, and Wyre Forest. Visiting restrictions are still in place across the Trust with more information available online: www.hacw.nhs.uk
Cavell Nurses’ Trust is the charity supporting UK nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, both working and retired. The Star Awards are a way of recognising the outstanding contribution of nurses and midwives throughout the country during the pandemic