Doncaster Hospital hero who goes ‘beyond’ is honored with award

Teresa Egan, a ward assistant at Doncaster and Bassetlaw University Hospitals, received a Trust ‘Star Award’ for her hard work, attitude and dedication – and won praise from bosses.

Teresa joined the Trust in 2018, a year before the pandemic hit, and will soon celebrate four years in her role.

She has been praised not only for doing her job to a very high standard, but also for ensuring that everyone she meets is welcomed and looked after, making the hospital as a whole a much more pleasant environment.

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Teresa Egan was honored for her efforts to help others.

DBTH Stars is the Trust’s staff rewards and recognition programme.

Any staff member or patient who has received care at the Trust can nominate someone they think deserves recognition, and those who win the award receive a £25 voucher.

Teresa was delighted to receive her Star Award, commenting: “I couldn’t believe I had won, I was so overwhelmed and just can’t put it into words.

“To me we’re all stars, of course we are. I always thought I’d like to work in the hospital if I could, so I was very lucky and I’m in my element. from.

“The highlight of working here is definitely helping everyone out, seeing them with their date letters, and if they don’t know where to go, I’ll always point them in the right direction.

“People say I encouraged them with my positive attitude, and I’m really happy to be seen like that because I do my best to always help those around me. We’re here, so I’m just trying to enjoying every day, it really helps my mental health to be in that state of mind.

Before joining the hospital, Teresa worked as a fitness consultant and even managed to win a bodybuilding contest which earned her the title of Miss Great Britain from 1989 to 1990.

Further success in this field was to follow, as she won Miss Northeast and Miss Doncaster, and even represented England in a competition against Wales, until she finally decided to pursue her passion. cleaning.

Sam Debbage, Assistant Director of Education and Registered Nurse at DBTH, nominated Teresa for the award, she said: ‘In a time when everything we knew was thrown up in the air, Teresa was a light. of stability. Calmly and quietly carrying on with her work, but going above and beyond by ensuring that anyone who comes into contact with her is checked.

“Teresa is a fantastic example of NHS pride and a reflection of the values ​​and behaviors of DBTH.

“Teresa should be recognized for the value she has brought and continues to bring to DBTH staff, patients and visitors, not only keeping us safe by ensuring spaces are clean, but also keeping us safe. ‘making sure we feel good.”

Teresa E. Burton