Kayla Dillion

Nominated for Healthcare & Nursing Assistant of the Year Award

Works at Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital

Kayla is a very supportive senior HCA within Bramble Ward. Her skill, calmness and team work is excellent. She is exceptionally reassuring to the patients (children) and their families that we care for. Nothing is too much trouble, always eager to learn, support and care with a very warm professional personality.

Excellent HCA leading by example, supporting her team and always seeking out learning opportunities and ways to improve care.
Kayla always seeks to develop herself and optimises professionalism, when working on the ward and in all areas. She spends alot of time caring for our more complex mental health patients and her patience and expertise should be commended.
She seeks to feedback and make recommendations on how care and patient experience’s can be improved .
She can work in all areas of the unit and adapts accordingly with ease.
She has also spent a-lot of time supporting an orientating a group of new HCA’s also with great skill.

Excellent HCA leading by example, supporting her team and always seeking out learning opportunities and ways to improve care.
Kayla always seeks to develop herself and optimises professionalism, when working on the ward and in all areas. She spends alot of time caring for our more complex mental health patients and her patience and expertise should be commended.
She seeks to feedback and make recommendations on how care and patient experience’s can be improved .
She can work in all areas of the unit and adapts accordingly with ease.
She has also spent a-lot of time supporting an orientating a group of new HCA’s also with great skill.

Kayla is a great support for registered nurses always willing to help when needed and with a smile. Kayla genuinely care for the patients she care for and I don’t doubt this compassion is noticed by these patients. This is particularily significant to the long term mental health patients who have been resident on a busy ward for months and months. Many of the often comment on the exceptional care she gives.

Kayla is an exceptional health care assistant. Her dedication, compassion and the level of care she provides to the patients is outstanding!
She is so approachable and is always happy to help even if busy herself.

Goes above and beyond to support patients and give them so much time. All round bit of a legend!

I cannot understate how much of an amazing asset Kayla is to bramble ward.
She brings a ray of sunshine to every shift, she embodies positivity and she has a calming nature that not only rubs off on the patients and families but also the staff!
Kayla is extremely hard working and is willing to work in any area of bramble ward and thrives and exceeds all expectations in all.
Kayla has only been on bramble for a short time but has quickly become a huge role model for all staff to look up to. I know if in the future she wanted to complete her nurse training she would make an amazing staff nurse.
Thank you so much for everything you are doing Kayla, it is noticed and appreciated. Keep up the great work.

Kayla is a fantastic health care assistant who contributes a huge amount to the team. Kayla is kind, empathetic and calm, which allows her to provide outstanding supportive care to children and young people on the ward. Kayla builds strong therapeutic relationships with these patients and has a particular affinity to working with young people with mental health difficulties. These patients often report that Kayla has made them feel safe, heard and validated. Kayla goes above and beyond in ensuring that these young peoples needs are heard and acted upon, often attending care planning meetings with them in a supporting role. Kayla is passionate about patient care and is able to share this passion with her colleagues. Kayla has a broad range of knowledge and experience and is increasingly gaining confidence in sharing these with the team. She has also sought to further her knowledge in a broad range of areas, completing further training and skills courses to broaden her skills and knowledge.

Kayla is an excellent member of the Bramble ward team. She is hard working and interested in helping to ensure all children and young people are taken care of. As she has a specialist interest in working with children and young people in mental health crisis, she is invaluable in the care of these patients and their families and is always thinking of ways to support them and the staff around them to ensure they receive the best care possible.

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