Emergency ward nurse is Lewisham Hospital’s employee of the month

An emergency ward charge nurse is the University Hospital Lewisham’s Employee of the Month for August 2021.

Dexter Fegarido was nominated by colleague Hannah Pantaleon, a Senior Staff Nurse in the Emergency Department, who said: “Dexter is such an inspiration and very hardworking.

“Apart from being in charge of the entire ED nursing team at UHL when he is on shift, he ensures that his staff are always well-supported and treated with respect by everyone.

He abides by the ‘zero-tolerance for staff violence policy’ and it makes us feel safe.

“He has also launched two great new projects. He has introduced a ‘shift feedback form’, on which all staff can now write down how they think the shift went and gives us an opportunity to say what we think can be improved in the department.

Dexter Fegarido, Employee of the Month for August 2021

This has become the staff’s voice to the management team.

“The other project he launched is ensuring each week that all checklists in ED are completed. It may sound simple, but it has greatly impacted the performance of the department.”

A surprised Dexter said: “I am so overwhelmed that my effort was appreciated by my colleagues.

I dedicate this award to every staff member in our Trust, but especially to my colleagues in the Emergency Department.

I want to thank everyone for being so hardworking, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic which has created several changes to our services and policies.

The effort of every staff member in our Emergency Department always remains focused on the safety of patients and is always our top priority.”

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