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Local nurse scoops accolade at safeguarding awards

Local nurse scoops accolade at safeguarding awards
06 November 2018

A nurse who has worked in the NHS for 30 years has been commended for her services to adult safeguarding by being honoured at the Cheshire East Safeguarding and Dignity Awards.

The awards celebrate good practice in organisations, teams, health and care workers or volunteers in treating people with dignity, and protecting children and adults at risk from abuse, harm or exploitation.

Lindsay Ratapana, our designated nurse for adult safeguarding, was recognised in the Multi-Agency Working Together category, an accolade that is awarded to people who have gone above and beyond expectations in working in partnership with other agencies.

Lindsay and safeguarding colleagues from East Cheshire NHS Trust and Cheshire East Council provided exceptional service by offering 24/7 support to the staff of an Eastern Cheshire care provider experiencing a challenging period through Christmas and New Year last year.

Speaking after hearing of her nomination, Lindsay reflected: "It’s very humbling to know that people appreciate the work you do, taking the time and effort to put words together to recognise the dedication I have to the safeguarding role."

Lindsay started her NHS career as a care assistant, going on to train as a qualified nurse. Once qualified, she continued her progression in healthcare to become a matron at The Christie with the additional responsibility of being a safeguarding lead.

She joined the Cheshire East safeguarding team six years ago and now manages the adult safeguarding service provided by us and NHS South Cheshire CCG.

The winning nominees were selected by the independent chair of Cheshire East Safeguarding Adults Board and a panel of service users.  Certificates will be presented at an awards ceremony on Thursday week (15 November).