Award for KGH nurse Lauren

Frail Elderly Inreach Lead Nurse Lauren Rothwell with her award
Frail Elderly Inreach Lead Nurse Lauren Rothwell with her award

A nurse has received regional recognition for the care she gives her patients.

Lauren Rothwell, who works as a geriatric nurse at Kettering General Hospital, will go on to the national finals of the Good Nurse Award, which is part of the Great British Care Awards.

The 35-year-old, whose enthusiasm, determination and energy were praised by the judges, works as a frail elderly in-reach lead nurse.

In her role she helps ensure patients over the age of 75 receive comprehensive care which meets their needs.

She said: “It was a huge surprise to have been nominated for the award, and an even bigger one to have won the regional event.

“After my nomination I was interviewed by an expert panel from the public and private health care sectors.

“They asked me questions for 45 minutes about my practice, about the service, and about my own personal ethos around working with older patients. They told me that the work I was doing was innovative and that I had a clear passion for working with – and advocating for – older adults.”

In October, Lauren showed the Telegraph the hospital’s new treatment plan to make sure dementia patients received the best care.

Lead practice development nurse Ashley Knights nominated Lauren for the award.

He said: “Lauren has worked extremely hard to set up our elderly frail in-reach service from scratch and it’s now making a real difference to patients. Anyone who has met Lauren will know she has a determination and commitment which is impressive.”

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