Starlight is proud to announce the runner up for this year’s Mentor of the Year is Vicki Belton, a Health Play Specialist at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS.
Vicki has worked for 36 years across various NHS Trust sites, and for the last 20 years has been working as a Health Play Specialist. Currently, she works with children outpatients on the gastro and day wards at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells.
Vicki was nominated by one of her mentees and two of her colleagues who all see her as an outstanding mentor.
Eunice, Vicki’s colleague, shared that without needing to, Vicki took on a second mentee despite already have one of her own. Since introducing a new training and education plan for both students, there’s been a noticeable increase in both students’ confidence and work.
Her mentee, Rebecca, believes Vicki’s support has been so helpful throughout her training. Vicki is always there to lend an ear and a hand to Rebecca and her fellow mentee as they learn how to be the best Health Play Specialists they can be.