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ABM support workers pick up certificates of achievement

Thursday, 31 January 2013
Occupational Therapy Support Workers have collected certificates of achievements after completing core units of the Agored Cymru programme.
Staff from across ABM community and hospital departments completed four core units, complementing and adding to the practical day to day skills they already have.
Occupational Therapy (OT) Support Worker, Sian Price works in Morriston A&E department and completed the core units.  She said: “The course makes you think about what we do, why we do it and the benefits to patients.
“I feel more confident in my role and it has enabled me to build a great relationship with the team and line manager; everyone is very supportive.
“It’s been really good meeting new colleagues who are doing the same job in other areas.  We are able to share new ideas and best practises and I’ve made some great new friends.”
External evaluation of the programme has gained high praise. Cilia Davies, Vocational Training Manager, added: “We have seen fantastic improvements with the work being produced and put forward for assessment.  Occupational Therapy leads the way forward for other departments to follow. 
“Well done to you all and keep up the good work.
The OT core course covers four units and teaches effective communication, health and safety, management of equality and diversity, occupational therapy philosophy and understanding conditions.    
It offers a combination of classroom activity along with on the job assessment.   The course supports staff development enabling them to do their job effectively, therefore giving the service user an improved experience.
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