NDHT occupational therapist given top mentor award by the University of Plymouth

Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) at NDHT have been recognised by the University of Plymouth for the support they have given to the AHPs of the future.

Our staff were given their awards following fantastic feedback from therapy students who undertook a placement with us as part of their studies with the University of Plymouth.

In particular, Megan Braide, occupational therapist in the Independent Living Centre team, was selected from all the nominations for the University of Plymouth’s MSc Occupational Therapy to be the overall programme winner.

Congratulations to Megan and to all staff who have supported the students during their placements.

Megan with her certificate

Pictured (left to right): Helen Cooke, head of therapies, Alexa Coyle, Emilia Osborne, Hannah Stiling, Louise Holmes, Angharad Weeks, Emma Cork on behalf of the stroke inpatient therapy team Also nominated but not pictured are Lorna Roberts, Tracey Horgan, Charlie Wilkins

Our staff were nominated by the students they supported. Comments from the students include:

  • “Megan was not only a thorough, thoughtful and hardworking educator, but an excellent and inspiring occupational therapist. She tailored her approach to suit my needs, despite the fact that I can be slow to learn and shy in nature, and for that I am truly grateful.”
  • “Previously I had a poor experience within MSK Physiotherapy, which lowered my confidence. With Lorna’s support my perception of MSK Physiotherapy has changed [into a positive learning experience].”
  • “I would happily apply to NDDH on qualification because of this team.”
  • “Throughout my time on placement both Alexa and Emilia helped me learn and gain experience in areas that wouldn’t be possible elsewhere.”
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Last updated: September 23, 2019