Walthamstow nurse honoured for Covid-19 work

Mohammad Soobhun went “above and beyond” to protect adults with learning disabilities from the virus

Mohammad Soobhun (credit: NELFT)

A community nurse from Walthamstow has won an award for working “tirelessly” to protect adults with learning disabilities from Covid-19.

Mohammad Soobhun, 39, works for the Community Learning Disability Team at North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT), the NHS trust that provides mental health care and community services across North East London.

Throughout the pandemic, the father-of-two went “above and beyond” to ensure his patients who could not attend vaccination centres were not left behind when it came to protection from the potentially deadly virus.

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Mohammad and his team offered to vaccinate patients in their homes or in schools and, to honour his work, he recently won a Special Recognition award at NELFT’s Make a Difference Awards.

Mohammad said: “I’m humbled to be recognised for service during the pandemic and I take pride in having successfully advocated for people with learning disabilities during an extremely difficult time. 

“It wasn’t just me though, it was a truly collaborative effort, and my team is absolutely committed to reducing health inequalities and deliver the best care for the people we serve.”

Jacqui Van Rossum, NELFT acting chief executive, added: “Mohammad’s passion for his work is an inspiration, not only to his colleagues but also to the wider community. His dedication and expertise have truly made a difference to our patients.”

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