Coln Ward, Cirencester Hospital
The Coln Ward based at Cirencester Hospital is usually a 28-bed semi acute community hospital ward. The team is led by Senior Sister Karen Fawcett and consists of 40 substantive staff including doctors, nurses, therapists, housekeepers, ward clerks and porters.
In March 2020 - during the pandemic, the ward became a 20-bed Covid ward which continued for 120 days. Throughout this time, the team had additional redeployed staff supporting and providing patient care as part of the Trust’s response to the pandemic. The team also had volunteer students nurses on the ward who proved an invaluable support to the team at the height of the pandemic The team are extremely proud of their efforts during the last 6 months and how they adapted and maintained the safety and wellbeing of patients and colleagues in response to the crisis.
Nominated by: Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP
I am nominating the team at Coln Ward in Cirencester Hospital because of their dedication to care and compassion which did not falter at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.