Success at Apprenticeship and Support Workforce Heroes Awards

Published on 15/03/2019

On Thursday 14 March 2019 Carol Gallo, First Community Heart Failure Team Administrator was awarded runner up in the category of Support Workforce Heroes - Working above & beyond the call of duty at Health Education England Kent Surrey and Sussex Apprenticeship and Support Workforce Awards.


The Health Education England Kent Surrey and Sussex Apprenticeship and Support Workforce Awards celebrates the contributions of NHS support workers who, often work behind the scenes, but play a vital role in ensuring patients receive high quality care.


Carol was nominated by her manager Wendy Ruane, Heart Failure Nurse Specialist, who said: ‘Carol always goes over and above to help with the general running of the service. Although she is based with the Heart Failure Team she is always the first person to help other teams when they need it. Patients and staff regularly comment on her kind and empathetic demeanour.  She is so hard working and we’re so pleased that this has been recognised by HEE KSS’.



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For more information contact: Jenny Rawlinson or Maddy Sciberras at First Community, 01737 775 462.


Notes for editors:

First Community is an award-winning organisation which is part of the NHS family delivering community healthcare services in east Surrey and the surrounding area. We offer a friendly face with highly rated, well-run services, delivered by our skilled people. We provide high-quality nursing and therapy services, children and family services as well as a rehabilitation ward and minor injury unit at Caterham Dene Hospital. First Community was rated overall Outstanding by CQC in 2017.


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