Local constituent, Samantha Taylor has won a national award in Vocational Qualifications for her Healthcare Support Services at James Cook Hospital.
After the completion of the PROSPECT training programme with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, she is now a member of the Therapeutic Care Administration Team at the hospital.
Samantha is now involved in developing a new initiative that is supporting some of South Tees Hospitals’ most vulnerable patients. Over the last year, Samantha has rapidly expanded her role, she has now created a community network of almost 600 Therapeutic Volunteer Assistants (TVAs) to help improve patient care.
Anna met Samantha in Parliament to congratulate her on receipt of the award and to give her a tour of the estate.
“I was delighted to meet Samantha and to tell her how proud we all are of her achievements and commitment to improving the care given to vulnerable patients. Samantha is a bright young lady, and a role model for other young people."