NNUH Stroke Consultant Physician receives regional award
A Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Consultant Stroke Physician has received a regional award to highlight his outstanding teaching work to raise awareness of stroke recognition.
Dr Kneale Metcalf, Consultant Stroke Physician, was awarded the Professional Excellence Award at the East of England Stroke Association ‘Life After Stroke Awards’.
Nominated by the East of England Stoke Association, Dr Metcalf said: “I feel very honoured to be given this Professional Excellence Award for teaching. As a Consultant Stoke Physician, teaching others is an important part of my work – a duty which I very much enjoy. The East of England Stroke Association carries out amazing work in terms of both research and awareness and I would to thank them for nominating me”.
Dr Metcalf has been working at the N&N for 15 years and is part of a team of seven Consultant Stroke Physicians. Stroke care at the N&N is delivered by a multi-disciplinary team and includes nurses, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, psychologists, social workers and the stroke research team.
Dr Frankie Swords, Chief of Division for Medicine at NNUH said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Kneale. Under his leadership, our stroke team provides amazing care tailored for each individual patient. Stroke is a medical emergency, but if the early warning signs are missed, patients can miss out on vital clot busting drugs and other treatments. This award reflects Kneale’s passion to improve care for stroke patients by teaching and raising awareness of stroke wherever he can. I feel privileged to work with him.”
Mark Davies, Chief Executive of NNUH said: “I am delighted that Kneale’s dedicated work has been recognised. He is a credit to the trust and I would like to thank him for his excellent work in teaching others about stroke recognition”.
Dr Metcalf has supported The East of England Stroke Association for over five years. He has hosted talks for the charity’s stroke forums as well as regular seminars at the N&N for staff and UEA students.