UK Lead, Tommy Whitelaw was invited to speak at University Hospital North Midlands End of Life Care Study Day on 12 October. Big thanks to our great supporter of the project Joe Potts @NurseJoe87, MacMillan End of Life Care Facilitator for inviting Tommy to speak at the Bridge Centre in Stoke.
The day was arranged to bring Health Care Support Workers and Nursing Assistants from across the region together to have a conversation about End of Life Care.
Tommy was joined by Rick Walker from the CNO England`s Office to show the Framework for Nursing Midwifery and Care Staff with delegates.
Thank you, Joe, and all for a great day filled with very important conversations and thank you to all for the personal pledges below.
I pledge to promote the way we care about all the people we meet and to continue giving my 110% to everyone I meet.
Sharon Tomkinson – Nursing Assistant
I pledge to support my colleagues to give the best care we can to our patients, relatives and each other and to have our own pledge tree.
Alex Burton – Discharge Facilitator
I Pledge to care and be considerate.
Douglas Macmillan Hospice
I pledge to always give 100%.
I pledge to look after my mum and dad until the day they die.
I pledge to look out for my mum who has dementia.
I pledge to give an extra minute, to give a smile.
Theresa Booth – Nursing Assistant/Critical Care Royal Stoke
I pledge to continue hard work that we do and spread the thoughts of Tommy Whitelaw’s presentation. Help each other. Listen.
Stacey, Michelle, Dom, Deb and Emma – Nursing Assistant/Trainee Assistant Practitioner
I pledge to care and be respectful and be compassionate, making a difference.
Kirsty Chadwick – Nursing Assistant
I pledge to treat and respect people how I’d like to be treated, make an impact on people’s lives, treat everyone equal.
T.Miller – Nursing Assistant
I pledge to make sure we can instil in our work colleagues to find out about our residents. Treat them with dignity and respect.
Diane Evans & Emily Hudson – Senior Carers, Old Rectory Bramshall
I pledge to try my best to make the time to get to know about people’s lives, look after and encourage others to do the same.
Susan Leese – Trainee Assistant Practitioner
I pledge to find out something from each patient I care for and continue to care for them how I would want to be treated myself.
Stacie Rushton – Nursing Assistant, Royal Stoke University Hospital
I pledge to continue to be myself and believe in the care I provide is the very best.
Alison Amison – Nursing Assistant
I pledge to take more time in my ‘History Taking’, to talk and listen to the people I am working with.
Amy Laris – Advanced Speech + Language Therapist
I pledge to give my patients the time they need.
I pledge to care, protect and show compassion and dignity to whoever needs me. I pledge this 30 years ago in South-Africa at my graduation and I will forever fulfil this.
Juliana Winkle – Nursing Assistant, Royal Stoke Hospital
I pledge to ensure u continuously develop my skills to provide each patient with the best person centred, compassionate support possible.
Amy-Jo Davies – Nursing Assistant
I pledge to continue developing my knowledge and skills in order to work in a person-centred way.
Emma Harvey – Nursing Assistant
I pledge to continue to work in a person-centred way and provide compassion and support to patients and relatives.
Sarah Hawkins – Nursing Assistant
I pledge to care for everyone as if they were my mother, father…
Natalie Hughes – Nursing Assistant (UHNM)
I pledge to continue to focus on person-centred approach to all service users on my care to remember who they were and still are today and how they deserve love, care and respect.
Ciocre Anscombe – Team leader – Horsefair Care Home
I pledge to continue to put the individual at the focus. I pledge to lead my team to remember what matters to each person we care for.
Kirsty Preston – Team leader – Avery Healthcare, Horsefair Care Home
I pledge to make time to listen and just to be there for them. To continue to focus on person-centred approach to all service users in my care.
Donna Salloway – Team Leader – Horsefair Care Home
I pledge to make a difference every day to people that I meet through work and just meeting!
Stacey Dimmock – HCSW Royal Stoke
I pledge to bring care of the dying and their loved ones up to an excellent level in my department.
Stacey Foskett – Nursing Assistant
I pledge to always try and make a difference, listen and hopefully do and say the right thing.
Sue Humpage – HCA Katherine House Hospice
I pledge to use my life experience to always help others, to show love, care, sympathy, embrace how others feel and never judge.
Jackie Parton – Nursing assistant (Royal Stoke)
I pledge to love and care for everyone I come into contact with throughout my life.Sharon West – Healthcare Support Worker
I pledge to listen and to make each and every patient feel important and that they matter.
Kimberly Hill – Nursing Assistant
I pledge to provide the best care I can for patients and their loved ones with the upmost dignity and respect. Make them feel important, comfortable cared for and have as little fear as possible.
Niki Fallows – Nursing Assistant, UHNM
I pledge to try and make a difference each day to stay strong and positive and continue to try and make a difference.
Amanda Jayne Chimiczewski – Healthcare Act Coordinator, Royal Stoke
I pledge to always try my best at all times, find out what is most important to the patient, not just the reason they have been brought into the hospital.
Stacey Boardman – Trainee Assistant Practitioner, Royal Stoke
I pledge to continue to be kind and compassionate and to support others when times become hard and staffing is shortened. Actively listen.
Emma Sayers – RSUH
I pledge to spread the word of toy campaign and make sure I make every contact help and no matter how busy or how stressful I’m going to try my best to do my upmost to make a difference adding value.
Debbie Whalley – Trainee Assistant Practitioner Stacey Wales – Nursing Assistant UHNM
I pledge to remember this story throughout my career. It will always be in the back of my mind whenever I see a patient suffering from dementia.
Gill Reynolds – Katherine House Hospice
I pledge to, when caring for a patient where I work, think what they must be feeling and experiencing while being in hospital.
Shane Wright – UHNM
I pledge to make small changes that will hopefully make a big difference. Use all the information and use practical skills to improve care on our work and our own lives.
Sharon/Karen/Sarah – UHNM ARTU
I pledge to get at least one colleague to think about how he/she has made a difference to one/more service user.
Richard Cornell – Clinical Service Manager, The Dove Service
I pledge to always treat a patient like they are my beloved nan.
Tracy Corbett – UHNM Nursing Assistant
I pledge to feed all my new knowledge from the course back to the paediatric end of life care group.
Clair Francis – Senior Quality Nurse
I pledge to continue to educate families and carers on dementia care, ensuring they receive the best care possible and treat them as an individual who are still the same but on another journey in life.
Kelly Ball – Katherine House Hospice
I pledge to stay committed and passionate in the job that I love.
Vicky Coak – Nursing Assistant
I pledge to listen to people.
Mark Baskerville – Nursing assistant
I pledge to always strive to be the best that I can.
Karen Lester – UHNM
I pledge to treat and care for patients how I would like to be cared for. Tomorrow never comes!!
Julie Peers – Nursing Assistant
I pledge to look after patients and keep their dignity when they come to theatre and when under general anaesthetic as this is a very vulnerable time.
Carl Whittingham – Nursing Assistant
I pledge to have a pledge tree for our work.
Michelle Straugham – Nursing Assistant
I pledge to make patients comfortable as the can be and try to be as helpful as I can. I also want to volunteer to such organisation.
Maria Scott – Nursing Assistant
I pledge to continue to support and promote empathy within my role of supporting and caring for people less fortunate than myself.
S.Emery – Registered Manager
I pledge to continue to care with passion and move to make a difference to someone’s life no matter how small.
Nandenia Wood – Deputy Manager, Rushcliffe Care
I pledge to make people’s lives who come through our doors better.
Wendy Cartlidge – UHNM Receptionist
I pledge to endure to be a goof memory within someone’s life story and to make the effort to include families.
Tracey Worthington – Nursing Assistant
I pledge to feed back all knowledge gained from the session today to every nursing professional I encounter be it verbally, in practice, through teaching sessions and display boards. To Integrate a ‘what matters to you’ flower on patient’s bedsides, confidentially and privacy permitting; location wise.
Claire Maguire – Nursing Assistant, Royal Stoke Hospital
I pledge to carry on being the compassionate nursing assistant, share my experiences and things I have been taught to help others in their nursing career.
Heidi Grocott – Nursing Assistant, Royal Stoke Hospital
I pledge to carry on promoting dignity and privacy for patients as they are on their journey though the operating theatres
Yvonne Shufflebotham – Nursing Assistant