Assistant in Nursing Kelly Judd is the first peer nomination for the Juiced TV Super Hero Awards, proudly supported by QSuper, part of Australian Retirement Trust.
At the coalface of patient care, Kelly connects with more than 1,400 patients and their families each month and is the first friendly face for up to 70 new families each day as they prepare for their child to be admitted into surgery.
Unlike her predecessors who were nominated by patients, Kelly’s nomination by her peers was inspired by the little things she does with great enthusiasm.
“Kelly is only a small part of a patient’s whole journey with us, but she is the most crucial and sets the tone for their time with us,” Le-Ann Walker, Surgical Administrator and Kelly’s colleague said.
“One of her quirky ways to engage the patients is to ask the child to show their muscles while taking their blood pressure. Rather than something clinical, she makes it into a bit of a game to measure the size of their muscles and strength. It’s so small, but it gets the whole family grinning.”
“I’ve known Kelly for almost four years, and not a day has gone past when I haven’t noticed Kelly’s small actions that have made a huge impact on young patients,” said Le-Ann.
“Sitting on the other side of the desk, she doesn’t think we notice what she is doing, but we do. It was so easy to nominate her for this award because we truly believe Kelly is a hero and role model to us.”
Kelly’s history-making recognition is the 24th hero nomination to be honoured by the Juiced TV and QSuper initiative.
If you know a Super Hero at the Queensland Children’s or Mackay Base Hospitals, help us to give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for Juiced TV’s Super Hero Awards.