A nursing assistant’s willingness to go the extra mile has earned him a place on the RCNi Nurse Awards 2016 shortlist.

Rob Bryant.  Picture credit: Nathan Clarke

Rob Bryant, from Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Guildford, is a finalist in the RCN-sponsored Nursing Assistant category of the RCNi Nurse Awards 2016, the profession’s top accolade for nursing excellence.

Rob was nominated by his manager Pauline Goddard for going above and beyond duty in his coronary care role.

He recently won his trust healthcare assistant of the year award.

Pauline says: ‘One day a planned case ended up an overnight stay. Rob went out his way to ensure the patient’s mobility scooter was in a safe, nearby area to put the very grateful patient at ease.

‘He carries out his role as a healthcare assistant with very high standards, ensuring safe care. He is a credit to our team and will go the extra mile to ensure colleagues, patients and relatives are given the support and help they need. He is our shining star.’

Rob Bryant with Pauline Goddard.  Picture credit: Nathan Clarke

She says he delivers high standards of care at all times and is not afraid to raise concerns. Rob is supportive to all members of the team, including new staff and students, and always caring towards patients, going the extra mile to ensure healthcare needs are met.

Rob says: ‘At Royal Surrey, we all strive to deliver the best care and I’m very proud my contribution to this has been recognised.

‘I have great support from my team on the coronary care unit and am committed and passionate about the work that I do.

‘It’s always delightful to receive a personal mention in positive feedback from patients I have cared for, but nursing is a team effort so this is really a reflection of the excellent care we give on coronary care unit and at Royal Surrey.’

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