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We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication. Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.
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Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health. We are committed to the active involvement of family members, friends and carers during a hospital stay. Family members and carers play an important role in supporting patients during an episode of ill health.
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Date: 14 March 2022
Receiving over 3,000 samples a day, the Biochemistry team sure has their work cut out working in the busy Pathology Department.
Ethan Butcher is a biomedical scientist within the team, responsible for carrying out chemical investigations to aid diagnosis, monitoring and screening for diseases such as diabetes, liver, kidney, heart and infertility. “Biomedical scientists use highly specialised equipment and procedures to provide 24-hour availability of results to clinicians,” Ethan said.
Working in a fast paced and busy environment, the team run a 24-hour service taking in samples not only from patients within QA, but also local GP’s and neighbouring Trusts.
The team play an essential role in the support of patients undergoing treatment and surgery, both routine and for emergency medicine. “What I love about working within biochemistry is that we are hands-on with patient care. If a patient comes into the Emergency Department for example, they might need a blood test and that is where we come in. We are there from the very beginning of a patient’s journey.”
Ethan says he works with a fantastic team, often going above and beyond. He added: “I have such a strong team around me. We’re a well-knit community within the Pathology Department, all looking out for each other.
“That’s why I love what I do. I have a great team to work with and I am passionate about the role I play to support patient care.”