Bridgewater celebrates its Stars of the Month for February 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.

A Nursery Nurse, Personal Assistant, Communications Manager and Infection, Prevention and Control Lead Nurse received their Stars of the Month certificates at a presentation on Tuesday 11 February at Bevan House in Wigan. This month’s stars were congratulated on their achievements by Chief Executive Dr Kate Fallon (pictured).


The full list of staff and teams recognised by their colleagues for their hard work and dedication over the past month include:

  • Janette Simm, a Nursery Nurse at Lowe House in St HelensJanette was nominated for the support she provided to an elderly man who was involved in a minor road accident.  The nomination stated: “I feel that Janette deserves to be our Star of the Month because of her support, respect and kind and caring attitude to a member of the public.”
  • Jenny Garden and Peter Morgan from Bridgewater’s Staff Flu Group. Communications Manager Jenny and Infection Prevention and Control Lead Nurse Peter were congratulated for developing this year’s excellent staff “War on Flu” campaign, which has been shortlisted for a national Flu Fighter award in the most innovative campaign category. The nomination said “Jenny put in a lot of work to develop the idea with Peter and spent her own time sourcing costumes from local theatres and seeking support from local fancy dress shops to keep costs down. She also co-ordinated a band of volunteers who agreed to be photographed in 1940s costume and made the campaign such a success.”
  • Lesley Danson, a Personal Assistant Child and Family Services in Wigan.  Lesley is credited by her colleagues as working very efficiently and professionally and always having a smile on her face. They also stated that nothing is too much trouble for her and she always ensures the smooth running of the service she manages and supports.
  • Julie Noble, Brenda Hughes, Jeanette Blackbourne and Margaret Forrest, District Nurses based at Halton. When two of their colleagues were involved in a car accident, Julie, Brenda, Jeanette and Margaret offered to cover their work over a weekend so they could recover. They showed their professionalism in ensuring that all patients were seen and helped maintain service delivery. Thankfully the colleagues in the accident were not seriously hurt.
  • Catherine Rouski, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Widnes Walk-In Centre. Catherine was nominated due to her outstanding commitment to our service during a difficult period. The nomination stated: “Cath is an inspiration to us all and the whole team feel she deserves recognition.”
  • Gaynor Gartland and Margaret Jaber, School Nurses in Warrington. Gaynor and Margaret were nominated separately for consistently demonstrating high levels of professionalism when writing child protection case conference reports and always ensuring they are of a very high standard.
  • Wanda Ball and Karen Cassidy, Clinic Receptionists in Hindley Clinic in Wigan. Wanda and Karen have been recognised for always being viewed by their patients and staff as very caring, friendly and approachable. Nothing is too much trouble and they are always happy to help, particularly with young children and those elderly patients who are waiting for transport. Their colleagues state they are always a pleasure to work with and deserve this recognition.
  • Claire Foy, a Health Improvement Co-ordinator at Midwood House. Claire was nominated by her colleagues for consistently demonstrating a real passion in her role as well as displaying a positive attitude towards her work and her colleagues, for always carrying out tasks to the best of her ability and going above and beyond for clients.  She is described as demonstrating professionalism throughout all aspects of her work, including a fantastic partnership with a number of external/internal agencies. She is an integral part of the Health improvement Team and demonstrates the values of the organisation at all times.

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