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Royal College of Nursing In Wales Nurse of the Year Award 2023

RCNNOY2 23 Beth and Judith

We were absolutely thrilled to hear that Beth Williams and Judith Wall acute learning disability liaison nurses from Cwm Taf Health Board won in the Learning Disability & Mental Health category at this prestigious event!

Beth and Judith  work tirelessly to raise the profile of people with a learning disability. They provide clinical support to individuals when they come into hospital, support to health staff treating individuals, and provide awareness training. They developed a Learning Disability Page on the Staff Intranet Site which contains useful, helpful and relevant information. They have piloted the use of a ‘Rita’ System, a digital therapy system which allows patients to use apps, games and other leisure activities as part of their hospital recovery, which helps to reduce patient’s anxiety, and they have also developed sensory boxes for use on different wards and departments.