Sean Evans & Sam Kirk, IT

November 2018

“Sean went above and beyond in assisting a patient during a difficult time for them. The patient’s wife had passed away and being an inpatient meant the patient could not attend the funeral. Sean set up a live link so that the patient could watch his wife’s funeral. He came to the ward (ward 22TO) the day before to ensure that it would work and there would not be a problem, he put a lot of effort into sorting it out. On the day of the funeral there was an issue with the system/WiFi so Sean used his own devise and data to enable the patient to be ‘present’ at the funeral.

I think this showed real compassion and I was terribly moved when I heard this story, Sean went above and beyond in this situation.

Sam assisted his colleague in going above and beyond for a patient on ward 22TO. The patients wife had sadly passed away and due to being an inpatient, could not attend the funeral. Sam assisted his colleague Sean Evans (separately nominated) in setting up a live link so that the patient could watch the funeral as it happened.

This took a lot of effort in ensuring the system worked and it was all linked up to the external system. I believe he went above and beyond his role in doing this and really made a difference to the patient”.