Health Secretary Steve Barclay thanks Stamford Hospital staff in festive visit

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Health Secretary Steve Barclay chats with patient Frank Allum on John Van Geest ward
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Mr Barclay visited the Staff Wellbeing Garden at Stamford Hospital

Published 29.12.2022

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Steve Barclay MP, visited Stamford and Rutland Hospital on Wednesday 28 December 2022 to chat with patients and thank staff for their efforts following another busy year.

During the private visit he met staff working in Outpatient clinics, the Minor Injuries Unit and dropped into the John Van Geest ward, where he also met patients and their relatives to hear about the good care they had received.

Mr Barclay also met Board members of North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Stamford and Rutland Hospital, Peterborough City Hospital and Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

Trust Chief Executive Caroline Walker said: “It was great to be able to show the Secretary of State the work we are doing at Stamford and Rutland Hospital to ensure care can be delivered closer to home for our local communities. I was pleased that he was able to speak to many staff members as well as our patients to hear first-hand about the great care delivered at Stamford.

“We also showed him the Staff Wellbeing Garden that was created earlier this year thanks to a huge effort by staff members and the local community, led by our nurses Sarah Moss and Nichola Wells. Sarah was able to tell Mr Barclay about the creation of the garden, which was a proud moment for us all.”

Health and Social Care Secretary Steve Barclay said: “It was a pleasure to visit Stamford Hospital this week and speak with patients to hear first-hand about the excellent care they are receiving, as well as thanking staff for all their hard work during the year to discharge patients and ensure they are supported into community settings particularly around Christmas and New Year.

“I was particularly impressed by the staff wellbeing garden, created earlier this year thanks to a huge staff and local community effort.”

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