A specialist nurse for whom “nothing is too much trouble has been put forward for a YEP Best of Health Award.
Eileen Cullen, clinical nurse specialist in children’s orthopaedics and plastics, is the latest nominee in the scheme to recognise the creme de la creme of the district’s health workers.
Eileen, who is based at Leeds General Infirmary, was described as going over and above to be helpful.
The person who nominated her said: “Eileen really stood out to me as a supportive and caring professional. Nothing seemed too much trouble despite her being clearly very busy. Eileen was very approachable and made me feel so much better when I felt worried. I would like her to be thanked for her caring approach.”
The nurse specialist, who works for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, said she was passionate and committed to her role.
“I feel very humbled to be nominated and it is lovely to be recognised.
“As a nurse specialist in a dedicated area of nursing I have the opportunity to support the child and family at what can be a difficult time for the them and to make a difference to their hospital experience.
“My aim is always to be caring, informative and approachable, whether that is in the busy clinic setting or on the end of the phone and listening when a parent is experiencing a problem, or being available for the family to pop in to see me to share a concern.”
Eileen has been put forward in the nurse category, one of nine in this year’s awards.
There’s still time to nominate your hero health workers before the awards close next Wednesday.
We want to hear about the top doctors, midwives, teams, opticians, dentists, carers, pharmacists and unsung heroes.
After the closing date, the top three in each category will be shortlisted and the winners decided by a panel of judges.