Bristol carer has been nominated for the Spinal Injuries Association Carer of the Year Award

A Network Healthcare Bristol carer has been nominated for the Spinal Injuries Association Carer of the Year Award.

The SIA is the leading national user-led charity for spinal cord injured (SCI) people, which provide services and support to those affected by spinal cord injury by advising, educating and campaigning on their behalf.

Taking place on July 11th, the SIA carer award recognises the outstanding achievements of individuals and groups within the spinal injured community who inspire others through work, hobbies or during their rehabilitation.

The nominee, Shirley Dickerson, has worked in the care industry since the age of 29. Shirley has previously worked as a care assistant, domiciliary care worker, care co-ordinator and has been a registered manager prior to joining the Network Health Complex Care Team in February 2014.

Shirley joined as a Complex Care Worker and has consistently demonstrated dedication and commitment to all of the clients she has supported. Shirley has increasing taken on more responsibilities and more challenges within the Complex Care Team, acting as a determined advocate for her clients and ensuring they receive the highest standard of care.

Shirley quickly became a team leader where she supported new and existing staff to develop and learn in order to achieve each client’s goals and optimise their quality of life. Shirley has an insatiable hunger to learn and develop and has become an integral part of the Complex Care Team and a significant support to the Clinical team in her role as Clinical Support Specialist.

Shirley has been independently nominated for the Spinal Cord Injury Association Carer of the Year Award by Stanmore Hospital, who have witnessed her complete dedication to her clients and exceptional standard of care delivery and support and has been shortlisted from 104 nominees.

Network Healthcare’s Clinical Director of Complex Care, Jacqueline Cumberlidge, said “We are very proud of Shirley’s achievements and hope she is successful at the Award ceremony on the 11th July!”