Bridgewater celebrates its Stars of the Month for April 2017

Bridgewater celebrates its Stars of the month for April

Our super staff this month include a family nurse who supported a young mum and a District Nurse who took a dying patients dog to the hospital so that they could say goodbye.

Stars of the Month is an internal scheme within Bridgewater which recognises Trust staff nominated by their colleagues for going above and beyond in their roles.

Halton and Warrington

Anne Tobiasen, Specialist (LD) Nurse Team Leader, Child Development Centre

Anne has completed a fantastic project which will have a large impact on waiting lists for Community Paediatricians in Warrington.

She worked with families and doctors to understand why children are called back for review and identified that in some cases there was no medical reason for recall but the doctors had no other source to signpost to for support.

She developed a proposal for a new role of ANP and also supported the doctors to discuss criteria for review which will be adopted. She is planning to develop a training programme for schools to help them develop skills for behaviour management with children with disabilities.

The outcome will be clarity for families regarding support available, more skilled teachers and a reduction in recall waiting time. It is a huge achievement

 Gill Eaves and the Warrington 0 – 19 Service, Widnes

Following a three day inspection and a lot of questions, the Warrington 0 -19 team retained level 3 breastfeeding friendly status. Some of the aspects inspected obtained 100% for responses and evidence; this is an amazing achievement and a great reflection of the services.

Wigan, St Helens, Dental, Oldham & Bolton

Amanda Yeoman – Health Visitor, Oldham

 Amanda epitomises the key principles of Health Visiting practice in her work with children and families in Oldham.

She takes a client centred approach to searching for health needs and promoting health enhancing behaviours.

Amanda recently received some excellent feedback from a family with whom she has been working with by the way of short poem that was both heart-warming and accurate to Amanda’s practice.

Cath Creed, Family Nurse, Wigan

Cath has received the following positive feedback from a social worker regarding her work with a vulnerable young lady.
“I found your involvement as a family nurse with H incredibly important, especially with her transition into motherhood.

H has felt fully supported by you, not only for advice and guidance but also an emotional support when she has been at a crossroads in her life.

Safeguarding children is paramount and your role enables you to do that. As H is a young care leaver, she is vulnerable in her own right and your role supports her as a care leaver but also safeguarding J (her child).

I’m thoroughly impressed with the level of communication and multi-agency work that continues to be a priority

 Catherine Welding, Tissue Viability CNS,  Wigan

Catherine has continued to provide an excellent service to patients cared for by both District nurses and Nursing homes in the area.

She has remained both innovative and professional in the care delivery to the patients, always taking the time and effort to ensure the feel they are part of the treatment process.

 Elaine Worthington, Administration Manager, Right Start, Shaw Children’s Centre

Elaine always strives to ensure that we deliver a professional and efficient service. Throughout the many changes within the service she remains committed and supportive to her colleagues.

Elaine is always there to offer help and advice without hesitation.

 Hayley Ronayne, Community Staff Nurse, District Nursing, Wigan

Hayley received a compliment for her safe, effective and caring approach to her care from a patient.

This resulted in recognition from the board and delivering a presentation to them also receiving great compliments via twitter from the Chief Executive.

This after 13 years of service this really sums up how much Hayley is valued and what an amazing nurse Hayley is.

Second nomination for Hayley

Going above and beyond for an end of life patient on Hayley’s day off she took a patients dog to the hospital so patient could say goodbye.

Leigh Walk in Centre, Leigh

We have had some difficult recent new targets to adhere to which the staff have worked tirelessly to achieve. I’m proud to say that I work with this team in the walk in centre and they always inspire me with their knowledge, hard work and dedication


Vicky Culshaw , Community Nurse, Offender Health, Thorn Cross

Vicky has successfully resuscitated a patient in the community for the second time this year and is an asset to our team.


Mark McKenna, Financial Accountant, Bevan House

Since Mark joined the Trust in October 2016 he has recovered £1.3 million of debt that has been outstanding for a significant amount of time thereby improving the Trust’s cash flow.

The amount of time, effort, and dedication in achieving this in such a short amount of time is incredible.

Susan Melling, RA Support Officer, Wigan

Susan went above and beyond to unlock my smartcard today, she waited for me to get over to Chandler and was willing to wait even in her own time.