Retired Sister, Ceri Thomas, who worked in the intensive care unit at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital is the winner of a Cavell Star Award.
The Royal College of Physicians has recognised the contribution made by respiratory physiologists working in different ways during the COVID-19 pandemic to enhance delivery of care to patients.
What started as a three months trial service with British Red Cross teams supporting in the emergency department at Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend, has helped more than 21,800 patients since December 2018.
The last patient left Abergarw Manor in Brynmenyn, Bridgend on Wednesday, August 26 and staff have now returned to their substantive roles.
Speech and Language Therapists (SALT) have always had a key role to play in supporting any patient in a critical care environment, by supporting rehabilitation of their communication, swallowing disorders and respiratory management.