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I have worked at KGH since November 2007. I started as a part time housekeeper on Althorpe Ward. I loved this job especially the interaction with patients. I even taught a Gentlemen who was hard of hearing, how to text so that he could communicate with his family. He was so grateful and I was so happy to help and to see the difference it made to him. I’ve always worked in Housekeeping, going from part time to full time to Supervisor and now, since May 2020, I’m the Senior Housekeeping Supervisor. This is a new role in the department and I am enjoying the challenge that the job brings. I work with a good team of Supervisors and an excellent manager who is Knowledgeable, Enthusiastic and Supportive and brings out the best in me. I’ve been involved in many projects across the trust, including the Foundation Wing, the new Thomas Moore Ward and most recently Same Day Emergency Care. This involves us cleaning the area in time for the area to open, liaising with Staff to make sure everything from a Housekeeping point of view is completed to the correct standard and in the time allowed. We have also just moved to a complete new cleaning system, which I also helped to roll out across the trust.Every day is challenging to meet the needs of the service but none no more than this year. Covid has certainly given us some of our most difficult and challenging days but with a fab group of staff, we will win. I’m proud to be part of the housekeeping team and the NHS and to do my bit for the town and its community.Trudy Barnes - Senior Housekeeping Supervisor
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