Congratulations to Orlanda Cruz, St Pancras Transformation Programme Officer, who has been presented with our latest Star of the Month award for going above and beyond in her role.
Jeff Boateng, Executive Director of Digital Services & Informatics, surprised Orlanda on Friday 27 November with her award and presented Orlanda with a gift voucher, certificate, badge and cake. Jeff said: “I’m delighted to be presenting this award to Orlanda to recognise all of her hard work – particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Orlanda was nominated by her colleagues Dionne Holness, Annette St Prix and Christian Oribio.
Part of Orlanda’s nomination noted: “We would like to recognise Orlanda’s outstanding contribution in this current climate. Orlanda has attended the office every day, assisted ICT with getting equipment in the divisions and worked tirelessly to make sure that people could use video conferencing applications and do their job effectively.
“Orlanda has added such value to the team and has kept us and the department going with the calm, polite and friendly nature that she brings to the office and our team!”
Orlanda said: “I’d like to thank my colleagues for putting me forward for this award. This was a team effort – there are so many others who are equally deserving who have worked incredibly hard during the pandemic to support their colleagues.”
C&I has moved the service we normally offer in emergency departments to our 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service, at St Pancras Hospital. The service will see people in need of urgent care so that they do not have to go to a hospital emergency department unless they have an urgent medical need. Emergency departments are under unprecedented pressure due to COVID-19 – the illness caused by coronavirus. We are urging people in mental health crisis to telephone our 24/7 crisis line on 0800 917 3333 or contact their usual community mental health team. If service users attend the 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service in person we will see you but we urge you to contact the crisis line in advance for advice to ensure you are only leaving home when absolutely necessary.