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Hull Therapy Assistant’s lightbulb moment lands her in final of national healthcare awards

03 April, 2023

Hull Therapy Assistant Edelle Brown has been announced as a finalist at the national Our Health Heroes Awards 2023, delivered by Skills for Health.

An integral part of City Health Care Partnership CIC’s (CHCP) dedicated falls team, which supports elderly and vulnerable patients at risk of falling and fractures, Edelle provides outstanding care to help give patients their confidence back.

“Edelle is really amazing and will go above and beyond for each and every patient she sees,” says Amy Tinley, Clinical Lead – Integrated Falls Team at CHCP. “The feedback we get is always so positive that I think Edelle deserves the recognition as she is not one to give herself praise.”

Exemplifying Edelle’s passion and dedication to going above and beyond for those in her care, the Our Health Heroes Awards finalist identified the reason for one of her patient’s falling regularly was due to an unlit hallway. Without any immediate friends or family to replace the broken bulbs and the significant risk the unlit hallway posed, Edelle sourced some lightbulbs and safely put them in for the patient. The patient was so grateful and did not have any further falls.

Edelle has also helped patients with little or no food available to access food banks and ensure that they have something nutritious to eat.

Of the support Edelle had provided them one patient said, "Edelle visited me for several weeks, I was so grateful for this because following my stroke. I was low in mood and not sure how to improve, but Edelle came and demonstrated some exercises which seemed to pick me up. Also, her positive outlook brightened my day; Edelle, never change. Thank you for your hard work."

Echoing the patients’ praise of Edelle, Amy Tinley, Clinical Lead – Integrated Falls Team at City Health Care Partnership CIC said:

“Edelle is really amazing in her work ethos; her “can do” attitude and the quality of therapy she provides is above and beyond that what is expected of her. Edelle does all of this so tirelessly within such a busy team. She just gets on with things and will always offer support and assistance where she can to support other team members and in times of sickness. Edelle is such an approachable and happy people person and the feedback we get from patients is always so positive that I think Edelle deserves the recognition. Edelle, we really appreciate you.”

Show your support for Hull Therapy Assistant Edelle by casting your vote here: The Skills for Health Our Health Heroes Awards is sponsored by NHS Employers, Unison, NHS England and more. The gold, silver and bronze winners in Edelle’s award category will be announced at a special ceremony held in London on 7th June.