Assistant Practitioner is nominated for national Nurse Award
NNUH Assistant Practitioner Rebecca Greenacre has been shortlisted for a national nursing award.
Rebecca, who works on Brundall Ward, has received the nomination for the Nursing Support Worker Award at the RCNi Nurse Awards in recognition of her ‘Bed Bound Boredom Booklet’ – a booklet she designed to encourage exercise and mental stimulation for patients.
Rebecca, who has been working in older people medicine since 2012 said: “Keeping older patients stimulated both physically and mentally is crucial to reduce the risk of them becoming frail, lose muscles tone as well as interests for what’s going on around them.
“The booklet contains different activities and pictures to demonstrate exercises as well as crosswords, quizzes and drawings that can be coloured.
“This booklet will be also a good tool to use during the Covid-19 pandemic, as it allows patients to keep physically and mentally busy at a time when they can’t see their loved ones.
“I developed this project as part of my foundation degree at City College in 2018 and I have also used it as my presentation when I applied for the nursing apprenticeship at NNUH.
“Currently the booklet is in A4 but I hope in the future it could be developed in a smaller version, which will be easier to keep clean and could be introduced in many wards across the hospital.
Rebecca has been shortlisted from over 700 entries and will present her project to the judging panel at the beginning of August.
NNUH Chief Nurse Professor Nancy Fontaine said: “I am absolutely thrilled for Rebecca. This accolade is fully deserved.”