Date of release: Wednesday 10th June 2015
The award-winning Rehabilitation Day Unit team at Cannock Chase Hospital is among the top three in the country according to the Spinal Injuries Association.
The association shortlisted the unit in the Most Outstanding Team category at its annual Rebuilding Lives Awards ceremony staged this year at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole and hosted by Countdown's Susie Dent.
The unit was represented at the awards by Healthcare Support Worker Dilbagh Singh Binjhe who retires this year after 30 years' service. He was accompanied by Occupational Therapist Alison Nunney and former patient Paul Rhodes, who made the nomination.
Pipped to the post for the top award by Stoke Mandeville Hospital, the team is happy to have been shortlisted. Sister Sarah Carr, who runs the unit, said: “To be nominated is in itself a huge achievement so I'm very proud of my team. It's absolutely fantastic.”
Cheryl Etches, Chief Nurse at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, said: “This is a fabulous achievement. We are vey proud of the team and all the work they do. Well done to all involved.”
The specialist unit at Cannock Chase Hospital helps people recover from a life-changing event such as serious injury or a stroke, working with them to improve their physical ability.
It scooped a Best of Staffordshire Award in 2013 from The Neurological Alliance for its work with people with complex neurological conditions.
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