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 achievements of October’s stars were applauded at a ceremony by Director of Finance/Deputy Chief Executive Mike Treharne at Cowley Hill, St Helens on Tuesday 8 October (see pictured).
This month we saw stellar examples of passion and commitment to helping the most vulnerable in our communities. Examples ranged from a staff member supporting a patient with a learning disability through a difficult time to a colleague who has within a very short time improved access to services for older people.
The full list of staff nominated by their colleagues as Stars of Month in October are:
- Administrator Sue Holden based in Warrington nominated for working tirelessly and professionally with colleagues to resolve a data migration issue.
- Health Improvement Practitioner Christina Townson from Halton and St Helens who despite being new to mental health and wellbeing, has created an innovative new resource. It helps support and promote mental wellbeing, reduce isolation and encourage access to services which can positively impact on the health of those in ‘later life’.
- Community Staff Nurse Alison Noonan from Warrington who has supported a health visiting opt-in service for developmental reviews. Alison has been supportive and efficient in dealing with the initial issues and has been instrumental in promoting the service in the community.
- Warrington Health Visitor Wendy Gardner who has taken on the task of inputting information on the Bridgewater Health Visiting Facebook page. She is enthusiastic about spreading the word of the work of the health visiting team.
- Wigan District Nurses Paula Morris, Rachel Liptrot, Joyce King, Lisa Fewtrell, Gillian Fields, Angela Hodkinson, Karen Evans, Lynn Philpots, Emma Mills and Sharon Smith. All are nominated following a personal thanks from a patient expressing their appreciation and gratitude for their care and kindness.
- Clerical Staff Marion Martin and Lesley Rose from the Halton and St Helens Children’s Safeguarding team. Nominated for all the tremendous support they offer to the health visiting service. They are extremely helpful and understanding, are always willing to go the extra mile and are totally professional.
- Wigan GP Out of Hours service staff Dorothy Ward, Rajiv Manghnani, Lyn Gasteen, Nicky Roberts and Dawn Richards. Nominated for their sterling work with GPs and staff to introduce new systems and processes to ensure the highest quality of care for patients and that standards are met.
- Nurse Practitioner Barbara Beeston in Warrington who has worked passionately with nursing, residential, community, social, primary and secondary care teams to incorporate a further 42 teams into a new single point of access system, ensuring patients receive safe care closer to home. Barbara is highly valued by all her colleagues.
- Sue Gorman, Care Home Facilitator in Warrington is nominated for working within Bridgewater and with partners, to develop an accurate falls register of residential care patients admitted to hospital after having a fall. This has improved awareness of falls and has supported secondary falls prevention for patients after discharge. This has helped care homes to support patients and reduce falls, hospital admissions and serious injury.
- Healthcare Assistants at Newton Community Hospital have maintained and delivered a high standard of care through changes. They have remained focused and positive and have provided wonderful support to each other and their colleagues.
- Nursing sister within Warrington Out of Hours Collette McLoughlin who was praised by a patient’s relative for the exceptional care and support she gave to the patient in his last days of life.
- Trafford and Warrington Sexual Health teams have been nominated for implementation of the new Trafford Sexual Health/Genitourinary medicine (GUM) integrated service within a short time period, on time and within a newly refurbished clinic. They all worked above and beyond their normal role including working weekends and evenings, in particular Teresa Walmsley, Tess Richardson, Trish Reid, and Amanda Skelding-Jones.
- Assistant Practitioner Janet Rayani from Wigan who was nominated for making a difference to a particular patient’s life, health and personal safety. Janet should be recognised for the first class, professional and person centred support provided to the individual in difficult circumstances.
- Halton and St Helens Administrator Pam Shevlin is a shining star within Open Mind. She will always try her best to resolve a problem, is hard working, dependable and a valuable member of the Open Mind team who brings optimism when the day is tough. She never says no to a challenge and will do her utmost to ensure all staff are supported and clients are respected, listened to and valued.
- Andrea Hobbs from Warrington Project Support who was nominated for her hard working, committed, reliable, helpful and pleasant approach in a pressured environment. She goes above and beyond in her role and deserves to be recognised.
- Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist Kerry Lee from Warrington shows full commitment to her patients as well as working hard to aid the general running of the department, at a time of great pressure. She always goes the extra mile, helping patients and staff and often stays late at work to ensure jobs are completed.
- Tony Forrest from Workforce Planning is always professional, efficient and helpful. He provides a service above and beyond that required to support workforce, which ensures our workforce is safe and effective.