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Radiographer wins top regional award for outstanding patient care

Radiographer wins top regional award for outstanding patient care

A Basildon Hospital radiographer has won a regional award from the Society of Radiographers for her excellent work in making sure patients get the best possible care.

Florence Hammond, who has over 25 years’ experience, is a Gastrointestinal (GI) Advanced Practitioner, and has been named the Radiography Professional of the Year for the Eastern region at the Radiography Awards on World Radiography Day this week.

Florence was nominated by her team because of her outstanding work leading the GI Fluoroscopy service, which includes taking real-time X-rays, investigating causes of swallowing difficulties in patients needing an endoscopy and doing CT colonography as part of the bowel cancer screening process.

The Society of Radiographers awards celebrate radiography professionals, teams, and students who have made a significant impact in patient care and this award is a recognition Florence’s years of dedication and hard work for her patients.

Receiving the award, Florence said: “I am thrilled to have been nominated by my peers. I am fortunate to work within such a dedicated team of radiographers. I hope that by winning this award it raises the profile of radiographers and radiography advanced practice across our hospitals and the valuable role we contribute to patient care.”

Alison Edwards, Deputy General Manager of Radiology at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Florence goes above and beyond and her commitment to patient care and safety makes her a great role model for our team.”

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