18 October 2016
Anne Thomson, Lead Patient Safety Nurse at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (L&D), was presented with a Healthcare Hero award at the Luton and Bedfordshire Community Awards held on Friday 14 October 2016.
Described as a ‘true healthcare hero’, Anne, a critical care nurse by background, mainly nursing in intensive care, has worked at the L&D for 25 years. In her current role, she is the lead nurse in the hospital for patient safety.
Anne is passionate about improving the safety of patients and is leading a number of Trust-wide quality improvement projects to improve the management of patients with severe infections (sepsis), acute kidney injury, and to ensure optimal care is given to deteriorating patients. Anne is also leading a project to reduce the incidence of hospital acquired thrombosis (blood clots). She demonstrates the highest level of commitment in the pursuit of learning and improving care to maintain safety for patients in the hospital.
Pat Reid, Chief Nurse, said: “Anne is part of the fabric of the L&D and is our very own hero. Deeply committed to our patients, Anne will quietly sort out issues in the background with care and aplomb that we all admire. We are proud that she has received this award which she thoroughly deserves.”
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