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Nurse wins Jack Petchey Leader Award for supporting overlooked young adults in Romford

PUBLISHED: 17:00 12 April 2018

Eleanor Singh with Tes Smith, Director of Quality & Care to her right and to her left, Lesley Burrows, Head of Community Service and her colleagues in the back ground.

Eleanor Singh with Tes Smith, Director of Quality & Care to her right and to her left, Lesley Burrows, Head of Community Service and her colleagues in the back ground.

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In light of her passionate work, a nurse has been rewarded for launching a new programme that supports young adult patients.

Eleanor Singh, a clinical nurse specialist at Saint Francis Hospice in Broxhill Road, received a Jack Petchey Leader Award on Thursday, April 5.

Eleanor believed that there should be facilities put in place to help encourage a smooth transition for any young adults moving from child-focused hospices into the adult-based Saint Francis Hospice.

She contacted the Jack Petchey Foundation and applied for a grant to fund a Young Adult Group in partnership with other local hospices such as The J’s and Havens House.

Tes Smith, the director of quality and care at Saint Francis Hospice said: “Eleanor is a fantastic advocate for young people and the importance of getting transition right for individuals.

“The young adults group would not have taken off the way it has without Eleanor’s commitment and drive.”

Since setting up the programme, up to seven young adults now meet monthly to interact with patients with similar thoughts, worries and interests.

Nikki Casey, Jack Petchey foundation’s grants officer for Essex added: “Eleanor is a brilliant example of the hard-working people, we at the Jack Petchey Foundation, believe deserve to be celebrated for going above and beyond in everything that they do.”

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