I feel quite overwhelmed and shocked. I really enjoy taking patients out and being on the ward. I’ve done many jobs in my life — from printing to the hotel industry. But this job is not like work for me. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done and I’m so lucky to work with such a great team.
Staff Recognition Awards 2018
Living the Values Award
Presented by Stuart Bell CBE, Chief Executive
Health Care Assistant, Vaughan Thomas Ward, Warneford
Rumi says he likes to find different ways of caring for people and that sometimes it “takes a bit of creativity”.
He’s an advocate of the healing powers of being outdoors and takes patients to a meadow and orchard where they can experience nature and learn about apples — which are pressed into juice and sold in the hospital café.
His nomination said:
“Rumi is a man who quietly and consistently demonstrates the values we hold of being caring, safe and excellent at what he does and being completely patient focused and always looking to improve and enhance patient experience through access to green space.”