Having a user focus

Winner:

Roderick Hough, a children’s therapy technician at Goldie Leigh.

Rod, a children’s therapy technician, runs a gym class for children with disabilities and it’s a hit with both patients and staff.

Patients described him in their nominations as ‘amazing’, ‘awesome’, ‘the best therapist ever’ – who makes physiotherapy enjoyable.

Colleagues described him as working above the professional level required and willing to take on responsibility beyond his role due to his commitment to learning, clinical research and professional development.

He has a great rapport with the children - many have developed confidence through his therapy to go onto other clubs and further education, which they wouldn’t have done before meeting Rod.

Runners-up:

Angela Williams and Holbrook Ward (Queen Mary’s Hospital)

Edison Phiri, community mental health nurse

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