Heart failure nurse wins national award


Posted on Monday 19 December 2016
Heart failure award

Carys Barton with her award

A nurse from Guy’s and St Thomas’ has received a coveted award from heart failure charity The Pumping Marvellous Foundation after being nominated by patients.

Carys Barton was one of eight winners across the UK who were recognised and honoured for their exceptional quality of care and treatment.  She was commended for her outstanding patient care and has been instrumental in developing a new heart failure service in Lambeth and Southwark.

Carys, from Redbourn in Hertfordshire, said:

“I was overwhelmed to receive this award from Pumping Marvellous. I’m truly humbled and certainly no more deserving than the other hundreds of heart failure nurses out there.

“Our team work extremely hard to provide the very best care to those with heart failure which is an extremely challenging condition to manage, especially for patients and their families. To receive an award from a patient is absolutely the best reward and I could not be more delighted.”

The annual award highlights the importance of patients and their families working as a team with the medical staff looking after them.

 Nick Hartshorne-Evans, CEO and founder of The Pumping Marvellous Foundation, said:

“When I first contacted Carys she instantly ignited my belief that she was very patient focused and saw opportunities to not only develop her service to her patients but also her passion to extend this to the greater NHS. She is a true patient advocate and I am delighted a ‘You’re Simply Marvellous Award’ has gone to her”.

The Pumping Marvellous Foundation emphasises the importance of the patient perspective in recognising and rewarding health care professionals.

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