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Critical care team receive chief executive award

The Critical Care team at University Hospitals of North Midlands has been awarded a CEO award for the care that was provided to a patient who was involved in a road traffic accident.

Ethan Beeston, 22, was riding his motorbike when a truck in front of him stopped for a pedestrian causing Ethan to hit the back of the truck which made him veer off onto the other side of the road onto the oncoming traffic, one car hit him and threw him 30 foot onto the road.

Ethan was admitted to Critical Care, at Royal Stoke University Hospital after sustaining internal injuries including damaged liver, spleen, internal bleeding which then meant the loss of a kidney, fractured ribs, punctured lungs, broken shoulder, shoulder blade and collarbone, a fracture in his spine and a tear in his aorta that needed emergency surgery. He was initially sedated for two weeks and spent over five weeks in hospital.

Ethan’s Mum, Emma said: “We were kept up to date on everything whilst we were there, when we asked questions they provided us with the answers in the best way they could.  We were in the waiting room every day of the three weeks for 12 hours a day, it was a tough but the support we were given from the staff was amazing.  We knew Ethan was in the right place being cared for by the best people possible.”

Ethan is now back at work and continuing his recovery, he said:  “I would like to thank all of critical care for their care and support and for all that they have done for me and my family. I wouldn’t be where I am now without all of them. I can’t praise everyone enough, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.”

Tracy Bullock, Chief Executive, said: “It’s fantastic to meet Ethan and his family and to see how well he is doing since his accident. I am pleased to award the team with a well-deserved CEO award in recognition for the care and compassion they provided to Ethan and his family. To hear how the team helped them is brilliant and highlights the level of care they provide every day.”