Cardiff & Vale Health Charity is pleased to announce Debbie Hendrickson, Resuscitation Practitioner, UHB has been crowned Health Hero for December.

Debbie began her journey at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board in November 1985 and after 36 years of service she retired and returned to her role as Resuscitation Practitioner.

Debbie has been described as being committed to improving herself, her colleagues, peers, and staff that she trains during resuscitation and acute deterioration training. She has excellent clinical skills and holds the values and behaviours of the Health Board as paramount to her work.

Angela Jones, Senior Nurse said, “Deb is a diligent, kind, caring, compassionate nurse. I am proud to be her manager! She has worked in the Resuscitation Service for nearly ten years. Her retirement is an opportunity for her to travel, enjoy holidays in her caravan, undertake some DIY and explore the hills and coastlines of Wales, not forgetting spending time with her family. Deb has always been passionate about combining her nursing career with her home life.”

Debbie will be Health Hero for the month of December and will receive a treat from sponsors Park Plaza Cardiff. She is delighted with the award nomination.

The Health Hero Award is supported by Cardiff & Vale Health Charity and Park Plaza Cardiff.

If you feel you know someone who has worked tirelessly to help a colleague or patient in healthcare settings throughout Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and deserves recognition then let us know about them.

To nominate your Health Hero: Email: 
Nominations must include: Your name, contact details, the nominee’s name and role, plus some words explaining exactly why you think they deserve to be crowned Health Hero.

If you have already nominated someone, they will be automatically entered into the next round for consideration for the award.

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