Lorraine was nominated for her excellent specialist clinical knowledge combined with her wonderful caring personality as a physiotherapist.
She considers her patients life out-with the hospital and integrates that into their overall treatment plan. She sees each of her patients as real individuals.
Lorraine’s nominator simply said: “I am nominating Lorraine Friel because she is the best physiotherapist that I and every other patient I have spoken to have ever had!”
She continued: “If a patient wishes to finish a course, return to work or be able to care for their child, Lorraine will do everything in her power to help them achieve it. Often thinking outside the box or lobbying for urgent referrals. This combined with her unrivalled clinical expertise and experience means she manages her patient in a way that is superior to any other physiotherapist I’ve seen.”
Lorraine was very pleased that receiving this award highlights physiotherapy as a whole and while she feels she is only doing her job she thinks the award is a big compliment and was delighted to win.