Rachel was nominated by a colleague who said:
“Rachel always goes the extra mile to fit patients onto cardiology outpatient lists to ensure they receive an echo - which is often the most important diagnostic tool in cardiovascular disease.
Recently, she worked really hard to ensure a young patient with significant valve disease had an urgent echo. This ensured the patient was referred in a timely manner for valve replacement surgery which will enhance her quality of life.
Her ‘can do’ attitude is an example of how our Allied Health workers are an integral part of our patients’ pathway and experience. Her display of our Auckland DHB values about working together for our patients and aiming high to provide excellent care is a credit to her profession.”