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The ‘Beautician’ on Nottingham QMC’s major trauma ward

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A Health Care Assistant on Nottingham Hospitals’ Major Trauma Ward spends her own time curling, styling and pampering patients’ hair.

Georgina Winfield is known to her colleagues as ‘the hairdresser’ or ‘beautician’ as she takes a lot of her own time and effort to pamper patients and make them look and feel good about themselves.

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Georgina has been nominated for the Respect and Inclusion for Everyone Award in the annual Team NUH Awards. Her nominator, Leanne Green, Health Care Assistant said: “She is always interested about what patients have to say and always includes everyone in a group conversation.

“All the patients love her as she loves to pamper every single one of them on the ward to make them feel and look amazing.”

When asked about being nominated, Georgina said: “I feel really humbled to be nominated for a Team NUH award. I am lost for words that someone has taken the time to nominate me.

“I like to do patient’s hair and pamper them because some patients can be uncomfortable or not like the fact they are in hospital and being able to sit down with them and make them feel good about themselves goes a long way into making them feel better.

“Plus I really enjoy meeting new people and getting to know patients so there is an added bonus for me!”

Have you received great care at QMC, Nottingham City Hospital or Ropewalk House over the last year?

If the answer is ‘yes’ then nominations for the Team NUH awards are still open! These awards recognise staff who go above and beyond for patients, their loved ones and carers. Nominations close on 23 August 2019. Visit www.nuh.nhs.uk/teamnuhawards to see the full list of award categories.

The Team NUH Awards are supported and funded by Nottingham Hospitals Charity.

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