Our Paediatric CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service) liaison nurse, Holly Fisher, was celebrating this week after winning an award for her support of young people who come into our hospital with mental health difficulties.
Holly, pictured above second from the right, was nominated in the Surrey Children and Young People’s Services awards for her support of children attending the Royal Surrey County Hospital. She was nominated by local young people and the professionals who support them in the community for her work during their attendance at Royal Surrey in a mental health crisis.
“It’s been a wonderful experience setting up a service for these children at Royal Surrey. I think this award shows that the young people and their families agree the service gives extra mental health support whilst they are with us, making their patient journey with us more comfortable” Holly said.
Winning alongside her were her local colleagues in the South West CAMHS Crisis team, Claire Kavendele, Kate Sigov and Jess Gibson, who see the children in the community after their discharge from our hospital. Holly joined the Royal Surrey to set up this new role one year ago. In that time she has seen, assessed and worked with over 300 young people who have stayed with us since that time.