DGH dietician is awarded for work with IBS patients

Bryony Campion receiving her award by non-executive director Sue Bernhauser. SUS-160128-144922001
Bryony Campion receiving her award by non-executive director Sue Bernhauser. SUS-160128-144922001

A DGH dietician who has set up a support group for patients suffering with irritable bowel syndrome has been given an award.

Bryony Campion, lead gastroenterology dietitian, has been recognised with a monthly staff award for her work.

She was presented with her award by non-executive director Sue Bernhauser.

Bryony set up set up group education sessions for patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome rather than seeing patients in the traditional way with a one-to-one appointment.

These sessions were originally set up in Hastings and proved very popular and helpful for patients. As a result, Bryony soon set up sessions in Eastbourne as well.

Bryony was nominated by Sarah Bushell, service lead for dietetics.

Sarah said, “Bryony deserves to be recognised for her hard work in setting up these sessions for patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

“These group education sessions have received great feedback from patients and provide a forum for mutual patient support.

“Patients get a lot out of speaking and interacting with follow suffers.”

One patient said, “Very friendly, Bryony is approachable and made everyone at ease.”

Another said, “It was easy to understand (the diet) with Bryony explaining things well.

A number of plaudits have also been received, including a lovely card from a patient whose quality of life had dramatically improved since meeting Bryony.

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