Bridgewater celebrates its Stars of the Month for November 2013

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.

Chief Executive Dr Kate Fallon praised the commitment of staff at a Stars of the Month presentation at Spencer House in Warrington on Tuesday (12 November).

Stars of the Month November

From patient facing staff whose compassion is beyond compare to non-clinical staff who support others to deliver frontline services, Dr Kate Fallon stated that November’s Stars demonstrate that our Trust has a lot to be proud of.

Staff and teams recognised by their colleagues for their hard work and dedication over the past month include:

  • The North West Driving Assessment Service. The team worked hard to relocate the service from Wigan to Haydock. Staff’s focus and hard work ensured that they were able to provide assessments to clients, just one day after the move. Clients have commented positively on the new location and the warmth of the welcome.
  • Paul Cummins in Management Accounts in Warrington. Paul was nominated for the time he has taken to explain different aspects of our finance processes to a new member of the organisation. His patience, time and helpful attitude towards his colleagues has been appreciated.
  • Karen Staniforth, Sue Hoard and Clare Wright from The District Nursing Team in Warrington. Karen, Sue and Clare were recognised for the care they provided to a young patient who was at the end of life. The patient’s family remarked how caring and compassionate the nurses had been and that they had gone above and beyond their duty. A colleague added “it brings home what wonderful caring dedicated nurses we have and how fortunate the organisation is to have nurses like Karen, Sue and Clare.”
  • Sue Pearson and Elizabeth Hall who work in admin for the Podiatry Service in Warrington. Sue and Liz were commended by their colleagues in podiatry for all the work they do behind the scenes to ensure patients receive the best care. A colleague said: “No matter how many times they answer the same phone call, repeat themselves, re-arrange appointments and send emergency faxes for us, they are always 100% professional. They are true superstars.”
  • Nursery Nurse Leanne Holland from the Paediatric Continence Service in Halton & St HelensLeanne was recognised for her commitment to improving herself and the service she provides for children. She has proactively enrolled on courses to help improve her non-verbal communication with children and also to understand the emotional issues experienced by some children. Her commitment has been described as a “great gift” to the children, many of whom have autism. Her team describe her as “our own little star”.
  • Clerical Assistant Julie Myhill from MSK Cats in Wigan.  Julie was nominated for being efficient and going above and beyond to help out a patient in need. Feedback from the patient was that she could not praise Julie enough!
  • School Nursing Team East in Warrington. The School Nursing Team in East Warrington was praised for the excellent service it provides and for the staff’s positive, supportive and proactive attitude.
  • Health Visiting Team at Atherton Clinic, Wigan. The team demonstrated hard work and great team working which has delivered some excellent results. In particular they have developed a noticeboard that instantly provides information about their locality and gives key performance indicator information at a glance. This has ensured they can work efficiently while ensuring patient care is high on their agenda. A colleague said “their hard work and commitment is outstanding as is the standard of health visiting service provided.”

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