Meet the Hartlepool nurse whose care for a patient with dementia was described as inspirational

Award-winning community nurse Lyndsey Brownless (centre) with Linda Fairhall (left) and Julie Parkes (right).
Award-winning community nurse Lyndsey Brownless (centre) with Linda Fairhall (left) and Julie Parkes (right).
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Compassionate health worker Lyndsey Brownless has become an award winner for the care she gave to a patient with dementia.

The Hartlepool-based community nurse won the employee of the month title at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust for the way she demonstrated empathy towards the patient, who had end stage dementia, throughout her visits.

She has gone the extra mile every day not only for this patient but for all patients and on very difficult sessions she would remain at work until the patient was settled enough for family to manage.

Linda Fairhall, clinical care co-ordinator

But Lyndsey went further and always included family in her care.

The district nursing sister was presented with flowers and a certificate by associate director for out of hospital care Julie Parkes and clinical care co-ordinator Linda Fairhall.

Linda, who is Lyndsey’s line manager and who nominated her, said: “Compassion is something which is second nature to Lyndsey as she demonstrates this with every patient.

“She demonstrates caring at every visit she undertakes. In this case she acted as an excellent role model to all other staff and applied new knowledge from recent training around safeguarding.”

Lyndsey was praised for going the extra mile every day “not only for this patient but for all patients and on very difficult sessions she would remain at work until the patient was settled enough for family to manage.”

She was also described as “an outstanding role model to more junior staff.”