The motor neurone disease team at The James Cook University Hospital have been named as NHS Heroes for always going that extra mile for their patients.
Colin Pearson and Sonia Henman of the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association nominated the team on Ward 25 to thank them for “providing a lifeline” to those with MND from across Teesside, County Durham and North Yorkshire.
NHS Heroes is a new national scheme which recognises the great work that individuals and teams do every day in the NHS
Colin and Sonia presented the Ward 25 team with their NHS Heroes certificate at an awards ceremony hosted by South Tees Hospital’s NHS Foundation Trust.
Colin said: “They all work as part of the MND care centre at James Cook for a small amount of time each week as part of their specialist roles, yet the support that they give those individuals with MND and their families is substantially over and above their contracted hours and they always go the extra mile for their patients.
“We have the most wonderful team. We could not do it without them. They are absolutely brilliant.”