June’s Stars of the Month include prison healthcare staff who came to the aid of a man having a cardiac arrest, a domestic who always goes above and beyond, a Community Nursery Nurse who has built excellent relationships with a local nursery and a Nurse Consultant who has helped facilitate the launch of a new service.
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 Stars includes:
Children and Families’ Service Directorate
- South Warrington 0-19 Years Health Team in Warrington (Wendy Gardener, Maxine Entwistle, Debbie Dobbs, Caroline Smalley, Charlotte Keane, Amy Taylor, Jo Gibbins, Jennie Pass, Vicky Carroll, Joy Manning, Tina Lawson, Christine Davies, Rhonda Byrne, Lauren Cooke, Jenny Binks, Angela O Dwyer, Anne Plant, Anne Johnson, Debbie Taylor and Caroline Fisher). The team were praised for developing an action plan and targets such as introducing a triage form for school nursing, developing a community activity for the whole team to promote services, organising a parent led focus group to discuss health visiting service development, developing a tool to be introduced for packages of care by the nursery nurses in the team, improving communication with partners and devising a tool for collecting information for audit. Their commitment was described as outstanding.
- Deborah Gould and Alison Pearson – Speech and Language Therapists, Anne Tobiasen – Special Needs Nurse Team Leader, Joanne Sullivan – Keyworker for Special Needs and Emma Dandy – Emotional Health and Wellbeing Worker based in Warrington. The team were nominated for successfully completing on children’s needs analysis. The project was so successful that long term funding has been secured and will be a valuable addition to services offered to families of children with significant special needs in Warrington.
- Karen Worthington – Service Manager in Health Visiting – Halton. Karen was nominated for completing Cohort 4 of the Nursing and Midwifery Senior Operational Leadership Programme. Well done Karen!
- Glynis Tickle – School Health Nurse in Halton. Glynis was nominated by The Safeguarding Assurance Group after being described as “excellent” in a report by the Independent Conference and Reviewing Manager from Children’s Social Care. Her colleague states that Glynis displays a “can do” attitude and consistently provides excellent reports that are very child focused. It is evident that she takes time to understand what it is like for a child living in difficult circumstances and how best to meet their needs.
- Janet Burns and Lesley Smith – Secretaries for Speech and Language Service in Wigan. Janet and Lesley have provided support to both staff and service users at a time when the service has been under pressure due to staff vacancies. Janet and Lesley have dealt efficiently with all enquiries from patients in an honest and open manner which has helped to ensure the smooth running of the service.
- Karen Yates – Community Nursery Nurse in Wigan. Karen has developed an excellent working relationship with the Health Visiting Team at Ashton Clinic and a local nursery through the introduction of a new integrated review for two and a half year olds in a nursery setting. As a result the team is better able to support the health and development needs of the children at the nursery.
- Christina Heaton – Nurse Consultant – Falls Prevention and Fracture Liaison Service in Wigan (pictured). Christina has worked extremely hard on top of her existing duties to facilitate the successful launch of the Wigan Fracture Liaison Service. Well done Christina!
- Karen Mitchell – Clerical Officer – Wheelchair Services – Claire House in Wigan. Karen is described as an amazing member of the Wheelchair team. Her nomination states that she goes out of her way to help patients even though she is the only clerical officer for the service and is incredibly busy. She is highly efficient and works tirelessly to enhance the running of the service, going above and beyond her role.
- Sue O’Hanlon, Pam McGrail, Paul Hodgkins, Samantha Stenson – IV Therapy Service – Irvine Road Clinic in St Helens. The service provided IV therapy for Knowsley over winter and due to the high standard of care provided, the service has been recommissioned for a further 12 months.
- Jayne Barry – Administration Front Reception – The Wolves in Warrington. Jayne was nominated after she showed concern for a patient who had failed to turn up for appointments and seemed confused. Due to her help the patient is now being assisted by a social worker who is helping them to attend future appointments. Jayne is described as having a caring, thoughtful and professional nature and as always helpful, despite sometimes working under extreme pressure. She always presents a calm, efficient, caring manner when dealing with all staff and patients.
- Irene Rudd, Sharon Bannister and Maria Johnson – Catheter Team, Woolston Clinic in Warrington. The team were nominated for consistently providing a high quality of service to their clients.
- Rose Moran, Wendy McGuinness, Kathryn Henry, Karen Winrow, Marilyn Baines, Valerie Hilton, Lynne Kynaston – Continence Team at Hindley in Wigan. The Wigan Continence Care Service, provided jointly by Bridgewater in partnership with Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL), received the Continence Care Team award at the inaugural National Continence Care Awards in London. The service received the award for being “a multi-professional continence team which effectively delivers improvements in the patient experience and quality of life”.
- Annette Clarke, Colleen Lynch, Hazel Carr, Bernie Marsh, Amanda Bates, Bernie Murphy, Sandra Stevens, Julie Newby – Continence Team in Warrington (pictured below right) and Pauline Griffin, Lorna Kenyon, Julie McCale, Susan Patterson, Gerardine Poland, Dawn Rybczynski, Claire Vernon, Helen Waine, Denise Winstanley, Angela White – Continence Team in Halton & St Helens. The services within Warrington and Halton & St Helens have seen a change in products used along with changes to the way products are delivered to patients. These changes have generated an immense amount of work but the staff have been praised for getting “the job done” in the best way possible.
- Kathryn Smith – Dental Nurse – Stockport Dental Service. Kathryn was nominated for the concern she showed towards a patient and the great skill she showed in intervening to help them.
- Mark Rawsthorn – Pharmacy Technician, Elaine Hughes – Staff Nurse, Carol Hughes – Staff Nurse, Hazel Boardman – Nurse Auxiliary, Janet Swindells – Sister, Dr Clift – GP at HMP Risley, Warrington. Staff from the prison were nominated after working as a team in the successful resuscitation of a patient after a cardiac arrest.
- Janice Daly – Domestic – Halton Support Services. Janice is described as covering at several clinics during sickness absence, going above and beyond her remit and always doing an excellent job. She always receives positive feedback from staff based at Millbrow Clinic.