The one and only exceptional Amanda celebrated in Bucks
In an event fitting to close the Maternal Mental Health Week May 2-8, Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Amanda Elkin from Buckinghamshire Perinatal Mental Health Team was presented with the Exceptional People Award she had won in the March round of the awards.
Deputy Chief Nurse Britta Klinck and Lead Governor Mike Hobbs gathered at the Whiteleaf Centre to present Amanda her prizes.
Britta paid tribute to Amanda’s amazing work enabling mums and families to get back to a normal start to family life after episodes of severe mental illness. Reading out the nomination, Mike said the judges found the case for making the award to Amanda overwhelming. All the more impressive, Amanda is the only perinatal psychiatrist in the Bucks team and covers whole of the county alone.
Amanda’s nomination had been made by a mental health practitioner who wrote:
“Dr Elkin is an amazing role model within our team and supportive of all staff. She is changing lives of her patients for the better every day and has without doubt saved many lives of women in the ante-natal and post-natal period.”
“Dr Elkin is an exceptionally dedicated practitioner who is 100% committed to everything that she does. Her core values of empathy, compassion and warmth are at the heart of everything. Her patient care is excellent, and she gives every patient time and ensures that they are both heard and understood.!
Amanda paid tribute to her team:
“This was a huge surprise, totally unexpected and a great honour. But our work is very much a team effort. The team is passionate about what they do, they go over and above, and patient care is always central to what they do.”
Nominate now for May
Give someone special or a super team a sunny surprise and nominate them for Exceptional People Awards! Closing date for May submissions is May 18.
However, nominations are accepted at any time, so if you miss a certain month’s deadline, your nomination will simply roll into the following month. Fill in a nomination form online here.
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Published: 6 May 2022