Bridgewater celebrates its Stars of the Month for September 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.

This month’s stars were congratulated for their achievements and hard work by Chief Executive Dr Kate Fallon at a presentation at Bevan House on Tuesday 10 September (see pictured).

Stars of the Month for September

Bridgewater’s shining examples this month include staff who came to the aid of a colleague when she fell and hit her head, an admin officer who went above and beyond to support a patient and staff who have supported their services to achieve positive results and meet essential targets.

The full list of staff nominated by their colleagues as Stars of Month included:

  • Health Visitors from Chapelfield in Widnes – Laura Scullion, Paula Priestley, Aileen Wilson, Susan Wilson, Miranda McIntyre, Clare Gibson, Jo Curties and Louise Evans. After consultation with families the team introduced an innovative and efficient way of running the drop-in family health advice clinic. The clinic is run in collaboration with the children’s centre and local authority staff, meeting the needs of families.
  • Admin Officers Chris Starkey, Eliza Brinham and Sandra Simmons who helped make the transfer from one health centre to another stress free. They were also described as “going above and beyond to help and support us in a professional and friendly manner which is much appreciated.”
  • Warrington Intermediate Care Team Manager Beryl Shepherd was commended for her commitment to embedding the learning from a recent event. She was also recognised for her values and passion for care provided by her service.
  • Children in Care Nurse Suzanne McAdam and Safeguarding Lead Cathy Mcginn both based in Warrington following a positive Ofsted inspection. The results of an Ofsted Inspection in August 2013 rated Warrington Fostering Service as good overall and outstanding in outcomes. Suzanne and Cathy were described as instrumental in obtaining this level with the excellent service they provide
  • Shirley Penfold, Sue Eager, Caroline O’Neill, Sharon McMonnies, Jacquie Owen and Sandra Curtin were nominated for the help they gave to a staff member after she fell, cut her head, and passed out. The staff were calm, quick and efficient in dealing with the incident until the ambulance arrived.
  • Murdishaw Health Visiting Team were commended for working innovatively and holistically with local families to ensure they receive the best health visiting services possible.
  • Karen Armstrong, Mark Hopkins and the team from Offender Health in Warrington.  A recent inspection highlighted achievement of excellence in patient care.
  • Warrington’s Acting Public Health Nursing Team Leader Carol Dickson. Since coming into post in May she has been proactively encouraging staff to work in new ways and is described as a great asset.
  • Warrington Health Visitor Paula Price. Paula always delivers care tailored to individual family needs and has excellent communication skills. Paula is described as a fantastic example of a passionate, dynamic forward thinking health visitor.
  • Shannon Howell part of the Admin Support for Adult Continuing Health Care Team. Shannon has gone above and beyond, to help facilitate a package of care for a patient with complex needs.
  • Data Analyst Claire Baker. She has provided fantastic support to the Out of Hours’ (OOH) team.
  • Dawn Richards, Anne-Marie O’Neil and Dr Marie Martin from the GP Out Of Hours Services in Warrington for meeting service quality indicators.
  • Chapelfield District Nurses Dylan Parker, Karen Lewis, Cathy Briscoe, Lynda Sankey, Katrina Allen. The District Nursing team are an asset to Bridgewater and deserve to be recognised due to their recent hard work, dedication and professionalism in delivering patient care. They have gone above and beyond to ensure our patient’s needs are met.
  • Tracy Vaughan-Hodkinson, a Team Leader in Intermediate Care in Warrington for developing a framework to support the Assessment Team.
  • Intermediate Care Assessment Nurse Deborah Bostock for the development and delivery of a new programme which will support staff’s knowledge on normal and abnormal vital sign readings and how to action onward care.
  • Children’s Team Leader Fiona Taylor and Medical Secretary Sarah Gilluley in Warrington.  Fiona and Sarah have become the “fonts of all knowledge” regarding a new electronic system and helped many other staff use it.
  • Senior Administration Officer Gillian Lawrenson based at Irwin Road Clinic. She always goes the extra mile for everyone – patients and colleagues included and nothing is too much trouble for her.
  • Karen Plant and the rest of the Offender Health team at Hindley Prison for achieving important quality standards.
  • Safeguarding Children Team members Madeleine Ashcroft, Sarah Wilson, Lesley Rose, and Marian Martin in Halton and St Helens for providing great advice, support and training to practitioners.
  • Warrington Physiotherapist Sanjay Vasudevan for recently completing two modules in Falls Management and Osteoporosis. He used his new knowledge to deliver informative and clinically relevant information that we can use to help patients with osteoporosis.
  • Padgate Nursing Team for providing additional hours and sessions at short notice to help patients.
  • Saski Shelmerdine, a call handler for Single Point of Access in Warrington. She completed an Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examination Board (OCR) Level 3 NVQ diploma in business and administration studies alongside normal working practice in seven months rather than the proposed 18 months.
  • Podiatrist Jayne Dixon whose new approach to referrals has ensured that additional time every week for patient facing activities has been created.


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