We’re really proud that our staff at King George Hospital have received the gold level of the Autism Awareness Award. Robert Lamb, an autism ambassador from the Redbridge Autism Awareness Roadshow (RAAR), presented the certificate and praised our teams for making adjustments to the care they provide to patients with autism, giving them a better experience when visiting our hospital.
He also said several members of RAAR had reported to him that they’d received great care from our staff.
To achieve the award, mystery shopper inspections were carried out and our hospital had to pass an autism accessibility evaluation. Several of our staff have also completed autism awareness training, which includes lots of tips for improving the care we provide to patients with autism.
RAAR is a project run by the Sycamore Trust, a local charity which supports people with autism and their families, and runs education community projects.
Pictured are Matron Cat Wood and nurse Clementina Martins receiving the certificate from Robert.