Bridgewater celebrates its Stars of the Month for August 2014

Stars of the Month for August 2014

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.

The full list of staff nominated by their colleagues as Stars of Month include:

Children’s Services

Elaine Fraser, Health Visitor in Warrington. Elaine has been nominated by team colleagues in the Health Visiting Team at Birchwood, helping them deliver the care Bridgewater values. Elaine is a tremendous support, knowledgeable about local services and professional at all times. She encourages innovation in dealing with different situations.

Libby Evans, Gaynor Clarke and Janet Hargreaves, School Health Team in Halton. A local school has paid testimony to the service, highlighting the broad range of support the team provide to teachers, parents and children. The service is delivered is child centred, innovative, accessible, professionally led. The team continue to meet outcomes for Children and Young people in the Widnes locality.

Penny Syers, Area Admin Team Leader in Warrington. When Penny took over the line management of the Child Health Team in November 2013, the team had huge backlogs in updating the CH system with key information about patients, including, audiology results, vision height and weights results and school lists. In the last six months Penny has motivated the team to tackle theses backlogs (which have now been cleared) to ensure children’s information is up to date.

Joanne Johnson, Community Staff Nurse in Warrington. Joanne has single handedly delivered the puberty sessions to schools in West Warrington. The feedback from the schools was that she was professional, knowledgeable and sensitive to the children’s needs. And the children and staff described her as fantastic!

Julie Rigby, Community Nursery Nurse in St Helens. Julie acted in a calm and professional manner when discovering a parent with a chronic condition was in need of immediate care and attention when completing a home visit. Julie supported the parent and cared for the child within the family home until the emergency services arrived. Julie took control of the situation and is commended by the named health visitor for the family who also arrived at the home following a call from Julie. The health visitor was proud of the actions Julie had taken and the professional way she had dealt with the situation.

Corporate Services

Bev Lowe, Communications Support Officer in Wigan. Due to an unexpected absence, Communications Support Officer Bev covered for her team. Bev learnt a number of new skills within the two days leading up to this period, including the managing of social media and NHS Choices accounts and dealt with media queries and went above and beyond her role and acted professionally to the core.

Jonathan Stafford, Finance Cadet in Wigan. Jonathan won a prestigious accolade at the Health Education’s North West Annual Cadet Awards which took place at the ACC Liverpool on Friday 27 June. He was awarded the Special Merit Award winner for Finance. The decision is made based on feedback from Kaplan staff (tutors and coordinators), feedback received from their placements and observations from Skills for Health. He was awarded a certificate which includes a citation and a glass award.

Specialised Services

Sheila Simm, Community Dental Receptionist in St Helens. Sheila always goes above and beyond her duties, she has an amazing can do attitude towards her work and has been recently helping out in the Warrington Dental Clinic due to staff shortages. Even though this is not her regular base she has settled in quickly and has become part of the team. Patients are Sheila’s priority. Sheila is proactive in ensuring that this target is met by making sure that all new referrals are dealt with promptly and that no spaces are left in the appointment book and liaising with the dentists and other staff about changing the appointment books to make sure the target is met.

Kathryn Howarth, Skills for Health Cadet in Wigan. Kathryn has been fantastic example of how a cadet/apprentice should behave and perform. She became part of the team on her first day and has embraced every aspect of working in our extremely busy and demanding service. She is conscientious, efficient and self-motivated and never idle. At 17, she does not appreciate the impact she has had on the department. She has brought joy, humour and a great “get on with it” attitude to a team of long serving staff.

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