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Caleb Adedigba - An Outstanding Role Model

Caleb Adedigba is Deputy Manager and Clinical Nurse Educator at Sheffield Health and Social Care in a service caring for people with dementia who have enhanced complex needs. Caleb became interested in nursing while working as a clerical officer in Nigeria and took advantage of a Government scheme to train as a Registered General Nurse. Caleb went on to specialise in orthopaedics and joined the team in 2004. Caleb is passionate about making sure service users and their families receive the best care possible and equally passionate about supporting and developing his team.


It has been said of Caleb that he eats and breaths everything that is good about nursing practice and is an outstanding role model. At a time of change in the service Caleb maintained a positive outlook, supported those around him and never once let a passion for excellence in patient care drop. Caleb is also a trained Mentor to enable him to support and guide others around him. Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust are very proud to have such a compassionate and caring individual as Caleb.


These are some of the things that people have said about Caleb:


‘Caleb is the most dedicated nurse I have ever met. I can trust him to the end of the earth. Whenever I have a question or need some help, he will get straight to it and solve whatever problem or worry I have. He makes sure my wife gets the best care anyone could ever have’.  Relative / Carer


'Caleb is the essence of Birch Avenue. If I was to write exactly what he did each and every day you wouldn’t be able to put a monetary value against it. Quite simply, he is priceless. His dedication, compassion and boundless energy for ensuring the residents have a good life is inspiring'.  Registered Manager


 'Caleb has proved himself to be a resilient leader during a period of uncertainty. Through his leadership staff have been supported to provide quality care and staffing and stability has been achieved. He should be commended for his loyalty, dedication and on-going hard work'. Associate Director of Specialist Services


'The uncertainty over the future of our services has been challenging for staff, residents and carers over the last 12 months. Caleb has been supportive, committed, positive and compassionate during this time. He continuously looks for ways to improve the service, and over the last 6 months has helped create themed dining rooms for the residents to improve the dining experience and the residents have loved this. He shows leadership and commitment to the service'. Senior Operational Manager


 'Caleb, clinical educator at Birch Avenue collaboratively supports the residents, carers, staff and their managers in a professional and proactive way. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the home and is always striving to improve the resident’s experiences. His passion, dedication and motivation is never ending and he is for ever flexible to meet service needs, I am very proud to work alongside him'. Manager

edited on Apr 24, 2018 by Liz Johnson

Rachael Dina May 1, 2018

Caleb is known to me.for several years and he loves and respect people no matter your age, status and background.

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Seun Ebenezeru May 1, 2018

A man of character and integrity. A true professional and he’s loved dearly by all patient and staff.

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Olatomiwa Olasimbo May 2, 2018

A dedicated leader with passion for his profession. Genuine compassion for patients and everyone. Well respected and loved.

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Adeola Abiola May 2, 2018

Leader to the leaders. Patient, tolerant, caring and enduring.

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Babs Idowu May 2, 2018

Mr Caleb is a dedicated, honest and reliable leader. He is an accomplished professional with a fantastic working attitude.

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Abiodun Akintebi May 2, 2018

He is a diligent and dedicated professional who passionately performs his assigned duties.

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Titi Olonoh May 2, 2018

He is hardworking, diligent and very professional

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Yasmin wilo Gardheer May 3, 2018

Mr Caleb is a hardworking diligent and dedicated, very caring and loving and professional person always goes out of his way for the sake of others

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Ukpali Obongha May 3, 2018

He is perfect for this nomination. A passionate Boss who always wants the best for his patients. He took the lives and living conditions of his patients very paramount, he also consider the welfare of his staff whom he has entrusted for the care of his patients and maintain standards and quality care. I know and strongly believe that the nomination will yield results for him

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Gugulethu Mbele May 4, 2018

Worked with Caleb for a few years and he eats sleeps and breathes his job. Well deserved.

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jade irons May 4, 2018

I have had the pleasure of working with Caleb since I started at Birch Avenue June 2017. What a caring, considerate Manager who always has a smile and shows compassion, respect, and commitment to his role and towards staff and residents.

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Chloe Martin May 4, 2018

Caleb I am not surprised with this nomination, as Caleb is a good team player and leader.

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Andrea Woods May 4, 2018

I have been working with Caleb for over 12 years, he always treat residents, staff, relative and visitors with respect and dignity. I wish you all the best

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tina Barker May 4, 2018

excellent team leader. very approachable.

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sophie ellis May 4, 2018

I have worked with Caleb for 2 years. As a deputy manager he is professional, dedicated and always there to help and support his colleagues when needed. He is a caring, compassionate and shows respect to staff, residents and families. I wish you all the luck

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Laura Dube May 4, 2018

Well done Sir you deserve it!!!

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Maureen Wajs May 4, 2018

I have been working with Caleb for over 13 years. He is a polite and respectful man with everyone he meets.

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Craig Bowring May 4, 2018

I have worked with Caleb for a year now and I can he can say he is very reliable, respectful, very supportive and always treats everyone around him with respect and dignity

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Glennis Bailey May 4, 2018

Caleb is an outstanding colleague to work alongside. He is a respectable man and a complete gentleman

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Mahdi Roble May 4, 2018

Caleb is very supportive and a hard working nurse

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Jacqueline Sharman May 4, 2018

Caleb is a leader, team player, genuine caring person who puts his job and others before everything else.

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Claire Hoyle May 4, 2018

Congratulations to you Caleb. You Deserve this award

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Tony Acklam May 4, 2018

Congratulations Caleb, you deserve this honour and I wish you the best of luck

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Tracey Wragg May 4, 2018

Caleb was my mentor as a newly qualified nurse, I found him to be professional, approachable and I enjoy working with him

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Jane Frost May 4, 2018

I have worked with Caleb for years now, he is a respectful and kind man, He is a dedicated and supportive nurse

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Lizzy.Machingura May 5, 2018

Caleb is a dedicated knowledgeable manager who leads with so much care and compassion. He is a respectable, passionate professional who supports his staff and wants the best for the clients and shows respect to staff, patients and their families.

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DAVE ASHWORTH ZAMBE May 6, 2018

Caleb is great team player and leader . He is passion for his work and is supportive to workmates , relatives , patients and all staff .

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Uchechukwu Daniel May 6, 2018

Calendar is very extraordinary to me as many have found working with him. This is because, he is very experienced in all aspects of his job both clinically and administratively. He is very proactive and highly professional in dealing with situations and handling of difficult issues. He is a great educator who mentors his junior staff by making things easy to understand. He motivates and inspires others based on examples, support and assistance. He instills confidence and has produced many professionals at all levels of care under his tutelage. He deserves every die to him.

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Uchechukwu Daniel May 6, 2018

HE DESERVES EVERY HONOUR DUE TO HIM

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Uchechukwu Daniel May 6, 2018

He deserves every honour DUE to him

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Gabriel Famuyiwa May 8, 2018

A most wonderful and compassionate person. I am proud to be associated with Caleb.

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mxlzi May 8, 2018

Caleb is very resourceful, knowledgeable, supportive, a good team player and he is very professional. You truly deserve this award!

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gracex_98x May 8, 2018

Caleb is passionate about person centred care, he always strives to ensure that patients are treated with respect, dignity, compassion and fairness. He deserves this award!

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Gary Cross May 8, 2018

As a colleague, Caleb is very reliable, competent, flexible, honest, resourceful, trust worthy, dependable, very professional. A role model to students and colleagues. He deserves this award

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andrea martin May 8, 2018

As a deputy manager and clinical educator in a nursing home caring for residents with multiple and complex needs, parts of Caleb job is to support staff, mentor students, helping individuals to improve performance and to support people to live as well as possible with a dementia diagnosis. Caleb as promoted systems that allow residents to be at the centre if care. The residents he supports are older adult. He is innovative nurse, patient advocate and an out standing role model, resilient leader, very dedicated, competent and hard working nurse. It has been a pleasure to work along side him for the past 14 Years.

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georgina taylor May 8, 2018

Caleb is passionate about supporting and developing his team. he really deserves this award.

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yvonne8 May 8, 2018

I have worked along side Caleb for over ten years. He is very professional and excellent in his job role. Caleb is very supportive and will do anything he can to help anyone.

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nadeem yousuf May 8, 2018

caleb is know to me more than two year. I found him very hard worker and very professional. He is very approachable.

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barry8 May 8, 2018

Excellent support from a great manager

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LUKASZ May 8, 2018

excellent team leader

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gail8 May 8, 2018

Caleb is a good team player .nice working with you and having you as a leader.

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Thomas Crowther May 8, 2018

Great leader, kind, compassionate and a great team player.

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Helen Eru May 8, 2018

Caleb is a man of integrity, very reliable and takes his job professionally.

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Sibo Nyoni May 8, 2018

I have worked with Caleb when I was a student nurse and he mentored me to be what l am today. A true professional who is very helpful and loved by everyone. Well done.

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Hilda Nyabezi May 9, 2018

Hilda Nyabezi
I have worked with Caleb for about 6 months and he has made me welcome during my transition from my old place of work. He is approachable ,listens, and provide necessary advice. He is a very good team leader and it is a pleasure to work under his supervision. Good luck.

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Anne.Shillingford May 9, 2018

Caleb is hard working,Very passionate and caring he truly deserves this award.LEGEND

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Michele Crothers2 May 9, 2018

Caleb is very approachable and understands about what ever you say and deals with thing in a professional manner

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Lisa Whiteley May 9, 2018

Caleb is very professional and knowledgeable. Always there when you need him. You deserve this award Caleb

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Kenneth A Smith May 9, 2018

Caring, compassionate, warm and funny.

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JaneAndrea May 9, 2018

I have met Caleb a number of times on training and always found him to be a lovely man, I now have the pleasure of working with him. Caleb is wonderful to all the residents, staff, relatives etc, He treats everyone with respect, dignity and compassion. Caleb is clearly a good leader and it is obvious he is passionate about the care of each and every one of the residents at Birch Avenue. Caleb is an inspiration to me and others.

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JoB69 May 9, 2018

I have worked with Caleb for over 11 years ,he treats all staff and patients with care and respect , always has a smile and a creates a positive working environment. He deserves this award .

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kevin2 May 9, 2018

Caleb is a good team player .

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jade5 May 9, 2018

caleb is a good nurse, caring,commassionate and always treats people with respect and dignity. he is a very good deputy manager / clinical educator everyone like him.

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cheryl.barker May 9, 2018

caleb is a very nice person he his very helpful and friendly towards staff and towards the residents families I find him a helpful person he is always willing to inform me of anything that I want to know

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Anne Alli May 9, 2018

A well deserved honour to a compassionate and dedicated professional..

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Oluyinkam May 11, 2018

Caleb is a member of shsc BME staff network group. He is always at the forefront of the BME mentoring project , supporting staff in their personal development to achieve their potential

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Deborah French Jun 6, 2018

I have worked with Caleb at birch Avenue for the last 10 years ...he is a very nice man ......Caleb listens ...helps ....with all aspects of working ...he is always smiling ....hope he dies well

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