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.