Congratulations to January’s Team of the Month – our dedicated Diabetes Dietitian Team.
Chief Executive Professor Clive Kay travelled to St Luke’s Hospital to present the award to the team, who had been picked out for the accolade by Highly Specialist Diabetes Dietitian and Team Leader, Ruth Boocock.
Ruth has now left the Trust but, before she moved on to pastures new, she wanted to recognise the contribution the team makes.
She said: “It has been a privilege to lead this team of 14 dietitians over the past nine years. They are a mixed bunch with as many as five generations working together. Despite the uncertainty of a district-wide diabetes service review and staff vacancies, they remain enthusiastic and committed to delivering a quality dietetic service.
“Throughout 2018 the team has picked up cover for up to three vacancies without question and continue to do so. Every week they have additional clinical work to absorb into already busy planners. In addition, annual leave cover has to be accommodated.
“What is also really impressive is how they look after one another. For example, if someone has a really busy week, a colleague will offer to lighten their load.