Bridgewater celebrates its Stars of the Month for January 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.

On Tuesday 14 January staff nominated as Stars of the Month were congratulated by Executive Director of Finance, Information & Performance and Deputy Chief Executive Mike Treharne (see pictured) at a presentation at Bevan House in Wigan.

Bridgewater Stars of the month for January

This month’s nominations include an admin assistant who has worked tirelessly to ensure staff have speedy access to policies, two community nursery nurses for helping make a new assessment for young children a success and a senior physiotherapist who always ‘goes that extra mile’.

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

  • Nick Lea, Wheelchair Maintenance Technician based in Warrington. Nick is described as always coming into work with a pleasant attitude and has a positive approach to his work. His colleagues state he demonstrates on a daily basis one of the organisation’s values, to be patient centred, as he is always aiming to improve patient experience. He is an efficient and reliable member of the team.
  • Elisabeth Jolley and Joanne Swift, Community Nursery Nurses based in Wigan. Elisabeth and Joanne were nominated for representing the Health Visiting service in a very positive and professional manner as well as their hard work and commitment to the Integrated Reviews set by the Department of Education and the Department of Health. They have ensured local health visiting services, local authority staff and parents work together, drawing on different skills and experiences, so we can ultimately improve the outcomes for children. Joanne also met with Penny Crouzet from the Department of Health when she visited Wigan on 19 December so she could see first-hand the real benefits of an integrated review.
  • Mary Corkery, Administrative Assistant to Clinical Services in Wigan. Mary was recognised for the hard work and commitment she has shown, in relation to clinical policies. Mary has worked tirelessly, ensuring all clinical policies are uploaded on to the intranet and has, using her own initiative, developed a system which enables speedy access to policies for all staff and ensures a robust audit.
  • IT Helpdesk in Wigan. This team was commended for providing an amazing service and always being professional and friendly.
  • Jenny Flannagan, a Staff Nurse in Warrington’s Dermatology Team. Jenny is described as having a lovely nature with all of her patients. She is always very professional and kind and always goes the extra mile to help out her colleagues.
  • Deputy Team Leader Jayne Jordan, Community Staff Nurses Cathy Wood, Therese Murray, Linda Ruane, Julie Murphy and Healthcare Assistant Pam Robinson from Beaconsfield’s District Nursing Team in Halton. The team were nominated for their hard work over the past year and how they have continuously supported other teams over the last six months, even though this has meant extra work pressure. They have done this to ensure an effective, professional and high standard service to patients, not only in their own homes but within treatment rooms.
  • Karen Martin, a Senior Physiotherapist in Warrington. Karen is described as a hard worker who always ‘goes that extra mile’ for patients, their families, colleagues and the team. The nomination states that nothing is ever too much for Karen and she always finds the time to educate colleagues when new conditions/treatments arise. She is very knowledgeable regarding latest evidence, guidelines, policies and procedures, not to mention her medical knowledge which she shares with the team. Karen has also been known to provide in-house yoga sessions to staff during stressful periods to aid relaxation.
  • The Workforce Team from Cowley Hill in St Helens. The team has been recognised for remaining cool, composed and professional when having to deal with the payroll issues arising during a difficult transition of the payroll function to McKesson.
  • Marie McKane, a Secretary from Halton’s Cardiac Service. Marie is described as working relentlessly to set up new processes and procedures to ensure a comprehensive admin support system for the heart failure nurses. She has also played a major part in ensuring a smooth IT transition from one system to another during a particularly challenging time.
  • Rebekah Walsh, a Health Improvement Co-ordinator in St Helens. Rebekah’s nomination highlights her professionalism, passion and positive attitude throughout all aspects of her work. She is always first in line to help others and goes above and beyond for her clients to make their experience a memorable one for the right reasons. She has a fantastic partnership with a number of external/internal agencies and approaches all pieces of work with care and attention to detail.
  • Julie Mather, a Secretary from The Healthy Heart Service in St Helens. Julie was nominated as working relentlessly during a challenging time to prioritise workloads to ensure the smooth running of both the cardiac and heart failure services.

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