Cardiff & Vale Health Charity is pleased to announce Rachel Lloyd-Davies, Deputy Ward Manager SRC, has been crowned Health Hero for July.

Rachel is a Deputy Ward Manager at the Stroke Rehabilitation Centre in University Hospital Llandough and has been revered by colleagues for her support, encouragement and constant strength towards staff, visitors and patients.

Rachel’s overwhelmingly supportive colleagues had this to say, “Even with staff shortages and sickness, Rachel has ensured the patients needs and wants, even during difficult situations, have been met first and foremost. She cares for her staff, teaching and educating whenever possible though never in a patronising manner.”

When talking of Rachel’s work ethic, another colleague said. “Rachel will often rearrange her working pattern, and even come in on days off to make sure we’re sufficiently covered. She always checks that we’ve had time to rehydrate and continuously offers support for our health and wellbeing.”

During the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Rachel decorated the day room and made sure patients were interactive with the concert by having them engage in flag waving, singing and chit chat. Rachel has also recently re-introduced a lunch group initiative that had begun before COVID which patients love and benefit greatly from.

When rounding up the discussion with Rachel’s colleagues, they said, “We often receive many compliments from relatives about Rachel’s kind and caring nature. In fact, recently some relatives expressed that Rachel had changed their lives; she’s phenomenal! With a heart of gold, Rachel is our shining SRC star, and we are so blessed by her.”

Rachel will be Health Hero for the month of July 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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