Bridgewater celebrates its Stars of the month for October 2018

Bridgewater celebrates its Stars of the month for October 2018

Halton and Warrington

Anne Plant, School Nurse, 0-19 Universal Service, Grappenhall Clinic, Warrington

Anne was very supportive helping staff to access vital data ready for the Quarter 2 report for commissioners and the Trust Board.

She assisted in helping to understand certain aspects of the teams data and issues they were having and they felt that they could turn to for help.

Without Anne’s help it would have taken us much longer to complete the task and we are very grateful to her.

Bridgewater Midwifery Team, Halton Midwifery Team

Pertussis vaccination programme for pregnant women was introduced to the Midwifery service in June 2018.

Halton midwifery service has reported extremely high numbers of administration and has outperformed all other local service providers.

As one of the last services to commence this programme the service have received a commendation from PHE for this performance.

Joanne Johnson and Jacqueline Jack, Community Immunisation Nurses, Spencer House, Warrington

A young person gave Talk To Us feedback following attending an immunisation clinic held at Bath St.

The Young person commented that they themselves were very nervous and wrote about Joanne and Jackie.

“The nurses were really kind, helpful and understood my fears. They made me feel calmer”

This comment sums up what Joanne and Jackie do every time they come into contact with a young person requiring a vaccination.

Their approach enables anxious young people to go through with having their vaccinations, providing protection against vaccine preventable diseases.

Rebecca Redfern, IV Therapy Leader, Woolston Clinic, Warrington

Rebecca is a supportive manager to all members of the team who goes above and beyond for both staff and patients.

She is an excellent role model for the team and is professional in her approach to any challenges that we face.

Rebecca is very approachable and always there to support us.

She runs the team efficiently and effectively to ensure that the patients receive the highest standard of care possible.

This is a group nomination from all in the IV team as we feel very lucky to have her as our manager.

South Team, Health Visitors, Nursery Nurses and School Nurses, Grappenhall Clinic, Warrington

The Health Visitors, Nursery Nurses, Staff Nurse and School Nurses work together in partnership and always go above and beyond for their families.

They always welcome new staff to the team offering lots of support and quickly they become part of the family too.

The management of the team is also very supportive and Nicola and Jo are very supportive, always available to listen to ideas and take these on board and allow staff to work autonomously recognising them as capable and caring practitioners.

Stephanie Murphy, Community Staff Nurse, District Nursing, St Pauls Health Centre, Runcorn

Stephanie was involved in a major incident after leaving a patients home.

Stephanie arrived on the scene as the lady was on the floor and took control of the incident until police, paramedic and air ambulance arrived.
Stephanie showed professionalism, caring and going outside of the box in the care of this lady.

Lynda Sankey, District Nurse Team Leader, St Pauls Health Centre, Runcorn

Lynda has shown that she is born to be a leader.

She has cared for our every need even when she has had plenty of work to do herself.

She has good relationships with the GP service and District Nursing.

Patients are her highest priority and she will go the extra mile in order to make sure that they have everything that they need.

We know we can count on Lynda no matter the circumstances.

Wigan, St Helens, Dental, Oldham & Bolton

Catherine Buckle, Health Visitor, Right Start 0-19, Spring Meadows Children’s Centre, Oldham

Catherine has identified that our team were short staffed on a day of the week she should have been off.

Catherine rearranged her home life /commitments in order to change her working day to accommodate the team.

Catherine did this without being asked in order to benefit our team. Catherine is always willing to support the team and is so valued and appreciated by staff and families she supports

Emily Ablett, School Nurse, Bolton 0-19 Integrated Service, Castle Hill Centre, Bolton

Emily has shown great tenacity in working with the LAC (Looked after children) team on completing review health assessments for children and young people in care.

Kathryn Smith, Right Start Assistant Practitioner, Oldham Right Start, Beever Children’s Centre, Oldham

Kathryn joined the Beever Right start team in June 2018 as an assistant practitioner.

From Kathryn’s first day with the team she has demonstrated a positive professional and friendly attitude towards her colleagues and the local community, and has worked with health visitors to build the play and stay and has successfully sustained this group, alongside running targeted interventions, coordinating a first aid lifelong learning course, whilst completing her competencies for her new role.

We feel very proud to have Kathryn as part of this team and want her dedication to the service to be recognised.

Lauren Kilshaw, Recruitment Administrator, Human Resources, Bevan House, Wigan

Having worked closely with Lauren over the last couple of months, she has been a huge help.

Being new in management she has very supportive through the recruitment process.

Lauren has been readily available when asked questions and she has answered them all immediately, correctly and with confidence.

She is always professional in her manner but very friendly and this makes her approachable and trustworthy.

Margaret Woodhead, Right Start School Nursing Team, Beever Children’s Centre, Oldham

Margaret has transferred to a new role and has been a great support to the new receptionist, supporting her with the wide range of enquiries that come through the front door of the Children’s Centre and also supporting other colleagues on home visits, from her experience as an engagement worker in her previous role.

Margaret has a vast experience of working in Children’s Centres and has been proactive in sharing her expertise with staff who are new to the service.

Margaret’s desire to support vulnerable families is evident with the encouragement given to individual parents to attend local groups.

These parents look for Margaret when coming to the centre. We are really proud of the work and support Margaret has given to the teams located in the children’s centre.

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