Bridgewater celebrates its Stars of the month for December 2017

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 Plant, Anne Johnson, Caroline Fisher, Margaret Jaber, Rhian Moore, Yvonne Jameson, Lisa Lelland, Pam Faulkner, Emma Smith, Louise Gower, 0-19 Integrated Team, Warrington

Despite some daily challenges the team still manages to provide quality care to help improve health outcomes for school aged children in Warrington, and this is to thank them for all their hard work.

Birchwood Health Visiting Team, Health Visitors, Warrington

The team they continue to welcome and support students.

They have been described as ‘A great team’, ‘Supportive’ and enabled learning opportunities which were all beneficial’.

A student who recently completed her placement with the team said she would highly recommend the placement.

Denise Ingram, Community Staff Nurse District Nursing Warrington

Denise has recently mentored a first year student who was having difficulties with the course.

His tutor from the university commended Denise on how she managed the situation and on the plans she put in place which will help him during his retrieval placement.

She also commended the positive and constructive way in which Denise highlighted the student’s areas for development.

Denise is professional, open and honest and caring in the way she deals with people.

She spent a lot a time ensuring the best outcome for the student.

Emma Richmond, Joanne Johnson, Jacqueline Jack, Tracey Breary, Jean Hunt, Immunisation Team, Warrington

The team have successfully delivered the childhood flu campaign due to their hard work and dedication.

A thank you to the Bank Nurses who have supported the wider members of the Warrington 0-19 Integrated Team

Lisa Williams and the Warrington Immunisation Team, Warrington

Lisa Williams and the Warrington Immunisations Team are nominated for their important role in the annual Fluenz (Nasal Flu spray) Surveillance research.

They have all worked extremely hard over the last few months to identify eligible schools, prepare and distribute 400 side-effect report cards.

Lisa and the Warrington Team are excellent examples of how Bridgewater colleagues engage in and promote research activity through their clinical work.

Pat Bruce, Call Handler, Out of Hours, Warrington

Pat is 76 yrs. young and is passionate about our Out of Hours service.

Pat comes in at short notice, she is very efficient as her job and her IT skills put us to shame.

Pat goes above and beyond the call of duty and nothing is too much trouble for her.

Pat paid for a taxi home to Runcorn for a patient who was brought here [out of area] by mistake by ambulance and had no money to get home.

It cost her £15.00 out of her own pocket her attitude was “if that was my dad I’d want someone to help him “.

She’s amazing, we all love her. The service would be a much poorer place without her.

Wigan, St Helens, Dental, Oldham & Bolton

Alex Wild, Health Visitor, Oldham

 Alex is the nominated team member for coordination of Newborn bloodspot results and the service have achieved 100% for recording system this month

Alexandra Clarke, Quality Support Officer, Right Start Oldham

Alex has supported the development of the two year entitlement take up onto SystmOne.

This is not within her current role and was a significant piece of work which she has undertaken with great skill, calm under pressure and showed great professionalism

Sue Ridgeway, Health Visitor, Oldham

 Sue is the nominated team member for coordination of Newborn bloodspot results and the service have achieved 100% for recording system this month

Anna Clark, Gail Currie, District Nurses, Wigan

A few weeks ago I crashed my motorcycle and Anna and Gail came over and made sure I was OK while I was in pain and lying on the floor.

They made sure I was safe by moving my lower limbs of the road and gave immediate first aid.

They also stayed with me in freezing temperatures until the paramedics arrived and I was taken to hospital.

Denise Tyrer, Locality Administrator, Health Visiting, Tyldesley Clinic

Denise has worked hard and has rallied together with her colleagues support to ensure locality working has been a smooth process in Area 4.

Denise is a very conscientious worker and is a very valuable team member; she remains positive and is always happy to help colleagues and managers alike.

Dorothy Ward, Service Supervisor, Out of Hours, Wigan

Dorothy supported myself as the on call manager to prevent a further Flu outbreak in a care home.

She was very supportive and professional.

She effectively organised a GP service in a very short period of time.

Her professionalism and skills were very much appreciated

Helen Hutchinson, Health Visitor, Oldham

Helen is the nominated team member for coordination of Newborn bloodspot results and the service has achieved 100% for recording system this month.

Janet Ashmead, Community Health Development Worker, Leigh Infirmary

Janet has been working with a gentleman in the community for a substantial period of time. The gentleman had a lot of social and health concerns that he was struggling with.

Janet accessed external and internal services to support the gentleman from all agencies within the community.

Due to his personal circumstances these issues escalated and he required a large amount of support which Janet went beyond her job role to facilitate and support him with both social and health, providing a patient centred holistic approach.

Judith Williams, Receptionist, West Sector Dental

Dentistry is emotive with many patients extremely nervous when attending for treatment.

Judith’s calm, friendly, caring manner is encouraging and puts patient’s at easy when working on reception meeting patients face-to-face and on the telephone.

Judith always has a smile, never complains and approaches life in a positive manner.

Julie Gartside, Health Visitor, Oldham

Julie is the nominated team member for coordination of Newborn bloodspot results and the service has achieved 100% for recording system this month.

Julie Hersnip, Locality Administrator, Health Visiting, Wigan

Julie has supported her colleagues in her own area and other areas. She has worked together with others and embraced the locality changes.

Julie remains very efficient and organised and is a valued member of the team.

Julie has embraced locality working and is a driving force, she is working closely with her colleague Olwyn and she is a positive support to her team members.

Karen Nuttall, Health Visitor, Oldham

Karen is the allocated member of Glodwick Health Visiting Team for blood spot co-ordination and the service has achieved 100% on reporting system this month.

Katherine Bellis, Health Care Assistant, District Nursing

Katherine is friendly, polite, hardworking, and performs above and beyond in her duties. She is truly caring and conscientious in everything that she does.

She works within the DN team and is a guide and confidant for others and would like to recognise her hard work and acknowledge how much she is valued by her colleagues and patients.

Katherine Warriner, Health Visitor Locality Lead, Wigan

Katy has kindly agreed to be our student link for all the Wigan Health Vising placements.

This will involve working closely with the PEF team to co-ordinate all placements across areas and monitoring mentor compliance as well as developing capacity to ensure all students have a quality placement experience.

She has just become a team leader and has shown innovation and leadership in her approach to this extra role as she is passionate about education and our future workforce.

Leanne Dunn, Health Visitor – Leigh

Leanne has received a well-deserved complement from a client. Leanne has been supporting the family during a very difficult time.

The mother expressed how Leanne has gone above and beyond her expectations as to what she could receive from the Health Visiting service.

Lorraine Thurston, Health Visitor, Oldham

Lorraine is the allocated member of Glodwick Health Visiting Team for blood spot co-ordination and the service has achieved 100% on reporting system this month.

 Lynn Cobley,  Locality Administrator, Health Visiting, Wigan

 Lynn has embraced the changes within our locality and been a positive team member; she has driven forward locality working and has the vision to see how positive the changes are. Lynn remains positive at all times. Lynn has also helped out on a weekly basis other areas.

Mags Sanders & The Health Outreach Team, Wigan

The Health Outreach team encouraged Bridgewater teams to collect food, clothing and goodies to donate to Wigan’s homeless and vulnerable this Christmas using a reverse advent calendar.

The donations from Bridgewater teams were absolutely fantastic, with a boxes filled numerous times over.

Once the boxes were filled the team went around Bridgewater collecting these before dropping these off at homeless shelters and at organisations that support Wigan’s most vulnerable.

Through their amazing kind-heartedness they have made a massive difference to the lives of people who need it this Christmas!

Margaret Long, Health Visitor, Oldham

Margaret is the allocated member of Glodwick Health Visiting Team for blood spot co-ordination and the service has achieved 100% on reporting system this month

Nichola Hollingworth, Health Visitor, Tyldesley Clinic

Nichola has received a wonderful compliment via patient services.

The parent talks about her positive experience of Nichola as her family health visitor.

She indicated that she felt listened to, felt supported and most of all respected by her.

She also indicated that she is credit to the team and the NHS as a whole.

Nichola Shepherdson, Family Engagement Worker, Oldham

Nicky Shepherdson has come to my attention as her work is just fantastic.

Her documentation and communication (both written and verbal) is second to none.

Her documenting is thorough, concise and well executed.

Nicky communicates regularly with parents and named HV and follow up’s are always timely or are documented why not.

Her SystmOne inputting is always done correctly and is saved correctly and in the right place.

Second Nomination for Nichola Shepherdson

Nicky Shepherdson has come to my attention whilst going through my list of children as her work is just fantastic!!

Her documentation and communication (both written and verbal) is second to none. Her documenting is thorough, concise and well executed.

Nicky is communicating regularly with parents and named HV and follow up’s are always timely or are documented why not.

Her SystmOne inputting is always done correctly and is saved correctly and in the right place.

It has been an absolute pleasure, and has been amazingly easy to complete the children that Nicky has worked with.
Olwyn Fedigan, Locality Administrator, Health Visiting, Wigan

Olwyn is a supportive team member who is always ready to help; she has supported colleagues and has embraced locality working within her area.

Olwyn works closely with the other admin in her area Julie and together they are ensuring locality working is a success.

Tracey Catterall, Locality Administrator, Health Visiting, Wigan

Tracey has been supporting her colleagues in Area 4/5.

She has been going over to help on a weekly basis.

Tracey has also embraced the changes within locality 3 and has helped move forward locality working and integrated working.

Tracey is always smiling and positive and is a very valued member of the team.

Amanda Bowen, Clerical Support, Health Visiting, Oldham

Amanda has supported the team with system 1 and she has endeavoured to ensure that all the filing has been scanned into system 1.

She has also been teaching other staff how to input/scan the filing.

This has ensured that eventually the filing is being done in a timely manner.

She is a highly valued member of the team and her work ethic should be recognised.

Health and Justice

HMP Garth Healthcare Team including Admin, Offender Health, Leyland

The Healthcare team at HMP Garth have continued to deliver an excellent service to their service users throughout a challenging period of transition into Bridgewater.

They have engaged with the Education and Professional Development Team to ensure all relevant mandatory training and development are completed.

They have engaged with the PEF team and worked hard to ensure their placement area remains open to pre-registration healthcare students and continues to offer excellent education opportunity in offender health.

They are also supporting their neighbouring prison during a difficult period by sharing examples of good practice and leadership.


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