May’s Stars of the Month include a Membership Support Officer who went the extra mile to recruit over 50 members in her spare time, a Health Visitor and Community Staff Nurse whose hard work hit the headlines and an Occupational Health Nurse Advisor who was commended by her colleague for her support and kindness.
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
- Neil Anderson, a Receptionist at The Bridges in Halton. Neil greeted a group of team leaders in such a professional and pleasant way they all commented on how it made their day and described him as so helpful!
- Joanne Pridden, Health Visitor and Alison Noonan, Community Staff Nurse at Penketh Clinic in Warrington. A manager received a compliment from a parent about the support that Joanne and Alison gave to a mum. The parent was so impressed with the care and compassion shown that she contacted The Warrington Guardian and the paper ran an article praising the care and support the mum received from the Penketh team.
- Bethan Savage, Secretary for Children in Care and Safeguarding in Warrington. Beth was nominated after an email was received from Children and Young People’s Commissioning Manager praising her for being extremely helpful, very approachable and helpful an invaluable asset to the Children in Care team.
- Carlene Baines, a Named Nurse for Children in Care for Safeguarding Children in Wigan. Carlene was involved along with a range of partner organisations in a week long operation highlighting the issue of sexual exploitation of children in Wigan. The team worked hard visiting cafes, bars and taxi firms across Wigan to raise awareness around child sexual exploitation.
- Kathryn Bradley, a Community Nursery Nurse in Warrington. A work colleague who recently returned to work following illness nominated Kathryn for the great support she has provided and how she kept them feeling like a valued member of the team. The nomination described Kathryn as a ‘real star’.
- Julie Norton, a Health Visitor at Golborne Clinic, Wigan. Parental feedback has demonstrated how hard Julie works for local families. She is described as professional at all times, approachable and supportive. Her nomination states she always listens to the families she works with and responds appropriately.
- Lindsay Dutton, a Nursery Nurse at St Helens School Nursing Service in St Helens. Lindsay’s nomination states she has been instrumental in ensuring young peoples’ views have been listened to and acted upon when redesigning the ‘Clinic in a Box’ patient leaflet we offer in St Helens.
- Claire Haynes, a Breastfeeding Support Worker in Halton. Claire has shown an exceptional commitment to the service ensuring that mums receive the care they need. Claire consistently demonstrates a real passion in her role, always carrying out tasks to the best of her ability and going above and beyond for clients.
- Sharon Swift, a Health Visitor at Hindley Health Centre in Wigan. Sharon was nominated for being a very passionate Health Visitor who has set up a health visiting facebook page and has been involved in a group to support teenage mothers. Sharon is described as always being professional and efficient and open to new ideas to improve the service she provides.
- Julie Marciano, an Occupational Health Nurse Advisor in Wigan. A work colleague who recently returned to work after absence due to ill health nominated Julie for the support, kindness and strength she gave them which aided their recovery. She is described as a “friend, confidant, supporter, advocate and professional.”
- Clare Fairclough, Membership Support Officer. Clare and her husband Chris, a health champion and a member of Bridgewater, recently gave up a Sunday to recruit over 50 young members for Bridgewater during a training session at St Jude’s ARLFC in Wigan. Her nomination states this demonstrates Clare’s “fantastic attitude to work as someone who will go above and beyond to achieve their objectives and inspires young and old alike to join the organisation as a member”. In the past year Clare has given up a number of weekends to boost the Bridgewater membership and is regarded widely as an ambassador for the organisation.
- Pauline Hoskyn, Head of Emergency Preparedness, Resilience & Response in Information Governance. Pauline was commended for the support she provides with The Local Health Resilience Partnership, which is a strategic level group for emergency planning, and for always responding promptly to calls and emails and being extremely efficient.