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Older people’s ward therapist shortlisted for outstanding achievement

12 Feb 20 - 12 Feb 21

HPFT’s Assistant Therapy Practitioner working on Wren Ward at Kingfisher Court in Radlett, Belinda has been shortlisted by the national Advancing Healthcare Awards. She is in the final three, for her outstanding work with people on this short-stay ward for older people with mental health problems, using the ward’s Recovery Garden.

Belinda pictured top and planting up spring flowers with service users on Wren ward

Belinda thoughtfully inspires our service users to connect with nature as an important part of their recovery. Described as, “A shining light on the ward,” Belinda is maximising year-round use of the ward garden to promote the healing properties of nature, at minimal cost and with minimum waste. Belinda has introduced a variety of rich sensory experiences for our service users: from growing flowers, herbs and vegetables, to crafting and cookery activities, using the produce.

HPFT’s Executive Director for Quality and Safety and Chief Nurse, Jane Padmore said: “I’m delighted that Belinda is in the final three for these national awards. It is deserved recognition for her outstanding work to deliver great care and a great experience for our older adult service users on Wren Ward.”

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