Jaime is a fantastic palliative care social worker and a credit to our hospice, to the charity and to the social work profession.
Prior to lockdown Jaime helped developed services at the hospice for children and young people who have experienced grief and loss. She led on the implementation of the adolescent grief drop in support group where young people would get together for time out, and fun, but also an opportunity to talk about their feelings. Jaime is a constant support the team and to all around her.
She is kind and caring and a fantastic team player. Her social work skills are outstanding and she makes a difference every day. Jaime spends time with dying patients, supports families to stay connected using virtual visiting, and offers bereavement support to adults and children.
Jaime is also an excellent support to the students who come to the hospice on placement. She acts as a mentor, and shares her knowledge, skills and experience with the students.
During the coronavirus pandemic Jaime has been an inspirational member of the team. She set an example to others throughout all of the various challenges and changes. She has shown bravery, and resilience through these really challenging times.
Her positive, ‘can do’ approach and helpful attitude has shone. I truly thank Jaime for her support during the pandemic. She has been a fantastic role model and she has helped me lead on the provision of social work in the hospice. When I have had other various responsibilities Jaime has really stepped up to cover and help. She has played a key role and I thank her for all her hard work, support and commitment.
I couldn’t have done it without her. Jaime is a fantastic social worker and goes from strength to strength and her input is valued by the whole hospice team. I am proud to be her manager. Well done Jaime.