NHS Awards celebrate the success of Warrington healthcare staff

14 March 2014

A Warrington based Community Rehabilitation and Falls Team and Project Team Leader have both been named as winners at the Bridgewater’s Annual Staff Awards. The event took place at Haydock Park Racecourse on Wednesday 12 March.

Awards - Warrington

Andrea Hobbs, a member of the Informatics Project team based at Spencer House in Birchwood, was recognised as the Trust’s Non Clinical Employee of Year while The Community Rehabilitation and Falls Team, also based at Spencer House, were announced as winners of the John Burtenshaw Safety award which is named in honour of a late colleague.

Andrea was celebrated for her excellent rapport with staff which has helped several teams have a smooth transition to a new patient record system. Andrea came up with innovation ideas as well as better ways of working with the new system which resulted in real benefits and efficiencies for several clinical services and ultimately improved the experience for their patients.

The Community Rehabilitation and Falls Team received the John Burtenshaw Safety award for their essential work to train care and residential home staff to prevent falls. This not only benefits elderly and vulnerable people at risk keeping them out of hospital but it also reduces the pressures on local NHS services. The team includes Physiotherapists Rob Walters, Paul Clarke, Jenny Pennington and Sanjoy Vasudevan, Physiotherapy Assistant Michelle Clare, Community Assistant Daniel Thomson and Nurse Julie Bills.

Bridgewater Chief Executive Dr Kate Fallon said:

“I am immensely proud of all the winners and finalists at this year’s Bridgewater’s Staff Awards. Over the past year they have all demonstrated a real passion for providing and supporting the delivery of quality patient care. Andrea is a fantastic example of the non-clinical staff in our Trust who work tirelessly behind the scenes to support frontline services while the Community Falls and Rehabilitation team in Warrington have been instrumental in improving the safety of the elderly and vulnerable people in our communities.”

Bridgewater was also recognised by The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for the work it has carried out to manage its carbon footprint and energy consumption as well as the commitment it has shown to recycling waste.

After a rigorous external audit by independent body ISOQAR, Bridgewater was presented with the UKAS accredited ISO 14001 certificate at the awards ceremony by ISOQAR’s Operations Director Steven Moss.

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