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.
This month’s Stars were congratulated for their achievements and hard work by Chief Executive Dr Kate Fallon at a presentation at Spencer House in Warrington on Wednesday 7 August (see pictured).
From displaying a caring and positive attitude to showing perseverance and tenacity ensuring patients receive the best care, this month’s Stars were commended for being shining examples of excellence in the trust.
Other stars at the presentation were also recognised for displaying overwhelming commitment and empathy with patients and for supporting the multi-agency approach and sharing their considerable expertise with colleagues and patients.
The full list of staff nominated by their colleagues as Stars of Month included:
- District Nurse Cathy Gordon (Ashton, Leigh and Wigan) who showed persistence and determination ensure a patient received the best possible treatment.
- Midwifery Team Leader Tracy McCann (Halton and St Helens) who came into work when not on duty to help a woman in labour.
- Nurse Practitioner Margaret Mcgrath based at Risley Prison who travelled into work on a weekend to care for a prisoner who was very poorly.
- Health Visitor Anne Evans (Halton and St Helens) who developed and delivered an education module for a child and family practitioners induction programme in Halton.
- Primary Mental Health Worker Christine Latham (Halton and St Helens) who also contributed to Halton’s induction programme and received positive feedback on her professionalism and the impact she made.
- Named Nurse for Safeguarding Madeline Ashcroft (Halton and St Helens) who has developed training sessions for student health visitors and school nurses.
- Health Visitor Therese Woods (Halton and St Helens) who has led and co-delivered a four week, evening, pilot programme for first time parents.
- Health Trainer Lisa Brookfield and Registered Nurse Anne Moss at Her Majesty’s Young Offenders Institute (HMYOI) Hindley who organised a highly successful men’s health event. The Hindley Prison Healthcare Team who were also nominated for their determination and dedication.
- Members of The Treatment Room Central Booking Team in St Helens Bev Hurst, Stuart Whitlow and Neil Devlin for ensuring minimal disruption to the service when a fault with a lift occurred in a clinic by rearranging and offering alterative appointments for patients.
- Specialist Catheter Nurse Irene Rudd (Warrington) who was nominated after her treatment and expertise enabled a patient, who was previously housebound, to be able to enjoy a holiday.
- Family Nurse Administrators Jayne McVeigh, Lisa Forshaw and Julie Tinsley (Ashton, Leigh and Wigan) for going above and beyond their duties and working extremely well as a team to ensure that young clients and their babies receive an excellent service.
- Secretary to Head of Midwifery Alison Tomlinson (Halton and St Helens) who is always busy in her role but it does not stop her from making time to help out the midwives. She is a constant help and support to the team when it comes to IT issues and nothing is ever too much trouble.
- Clinic Clerk Jenny Hayward (Warrington) whose enthusiasm means that she goes the extra mile to ensure that all the tasks she undertakes are completed efficiently and cheerfully.
- Assistant Practitioner in District Nursing Andrea Dainty (Ashton, Leigh and Wigan) who has approached a new programme with enthusiasm and embraced all the challenges that have been put before her.
- Jane Galloway and her District Nurses Team (Warrington) for leading the excellent improvement in a clinical audit
- Staff Nurse in District Nursing Angela Hodkinson (Ashton, Leigh and Wigan) whose hard work and tenacity ensured a patient received the most appropriate treatment.
- MSK Physiotherapy Secretary Marie Booth (Ashton, Leigh and Wigan) who is a valued member of the MSK physiotherapy service and displays empathy and commitment to patient care.
- Assistant Practitioner in the Adult Learning Disability Service Vikki Campbell (Ashton, Leigh and Wigan) who demonstrated care and compassion towards a patient with learning disabilities she felt could be putting themselves at harm.
- Carmen Bassett and Julie Warren from The Maple Staff Unit in St Helens who displayed flexibility, enthusiasm, good humour and common sense when they helped to set up a new unit.