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Rotherham health worker through to national finals

04 Nov 2018 20:18:46
World Skills Abiola

A talented Rotherham health worker is competing in the national finals of the World Skills competition later this month following his success in the regional heats earlier in the year.

Abiola Lugboso, aged 29 and lives in Brinsworth, works as a Therapy Support Worker at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust and helps provide rehabilitation treatment for elderly patients and those requiring intermediate care following a stay in hospital.

Abiola, who works at a variety of locations across the Rotherham community, including Lord Hardy Court and Davis Court care homes, is undertaking training with Rotherham College as part of an apprenticeship course.

During the regional heats, Abiola took part in a variety of healthcare based scenarios in which his skills, knowledge and ability to deliver excellent quality care was assessed by a panel of judges.

Abiola said: “Being involved in this process has allowed me to learn new skills and broaden my knowledge which I can now use in my role.

“I’ve got a passion for what I do, work with a supportive team, and I get lots of satisfaction knowing that I am able to help people get the rehabilitation they need to regain their independence and live at home. The recognition I’ve received is great as it has reaffirmed that I am doing the right thing for my patients.”

Angela Wood, Interim Chief Nurse at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are all very proud of Abiola’s achievements and getting so far in the competition, and we wish him luck in the finals later this month. He has a great passion for the work he does and it is great to see his hard work and dedication recognised in this way as he strives to do the best for his patients.”

The finals of the competition take place at the Birmingham NEC from 14-17 November, and like the regional finals, will see competitors completing a variety of challenging scenario based assessments.