Date published: 01 October 2013
HARD work and professionalism is the reason why the mortuary staff at the Royal Oldham Hospital have received a Pride In Oldham nomination.
The team of workers include Julie Berry, Nicola Boyes, Christine Coulthurst, Michelle Hoyle, Michelle Jones and Tracey Nalley.
All maintain a high standard of care and ensure they treat the deceased with compassion and respect.
Nominating the team was Leslie Ross, who used to see them while they were at work.
He said: “I used to clean at the hospital and see them work all the time.
“They are extremely helpful to everyone at the hospital, both staff and patients.
“They deserve this nomination because they really look after the bereaved and go the extra mile all the time.”
Mortuary manager Amanda Eckersley, speaking on behalf of the team, said: “Everyone at the mortuary are really pleased and excited to receive this nomination.
“They deal with people at a very sensitive time and treat both grieving loved ones and the deceased with huge amounts of dignity and respect. They are extremely professional and treat the deceased just as they’d treat their own loved ones.
“It’s their empathy and skill that keep the mortuary’s reputation held in such high regard.”