Nursing Awards 2010
South London Healthcare celebrated the work of its nurses this week at a special ceremony attended by the Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for England, Viv Bennett. Four staff members were honoured for their contribution to the Trust in the following categories; clinical leadership, clinical practice, clinical innovation and clinical support.
The ceremony was also attended by Col P Gilbert LRAMC TD from 256 Field Hospital, 2 Medical Brigade, Theatre Troops, who presented the Trust with two ceremonial prints. This was in recognition of the work of Territorial Army members, Dieter Aretz, Danielle Smith, Kevin Cairney and Mark Judge who spent four months in Afghanistan at the hospital in Camp Bastion earlier this year.
Chief Executive, Dr Chris Streather says: "This ceremony was an opportunity to reward staff for their hard work and dedication, and to recognise the work done by members of staff who risked their lives working in Afghanistan. I am delighted with the achievements of our staff in the past year. It is encouraging to see such good practice happening in our wards and departments."
Categories and winners
Winner - Bethan Jones
Bethan has led a busy acute surgical ward since Jan 2010, her calm demeanour and excellent standards have further strengthened a stable team. The Nursing Quality Audit in May 2010 showed her ward scored the highest of all the surgical wards in areas of delivery of care and patient safety.
Winner - Ruxley Ward Team
The ward redesigned the operations lounge and dramatically improved the pathway for patients. They now produce clear concise information for patients, resulting in fewer complaints.
Winner - Glynis Collumbell
Glynis changed the way ward bays and bed areas were signposted and then colour coded the matching folders for patients. This simple idea resulted in an immediate improvement in communications and meant fewer interruptions for nursing staff. All wards across surgery have now adopted this system.
Winner - Sarah-Jane Burnett
Sarah-Jane enhances and supports not only the clinical team, but patients and their carers too. Her passion and dedication for nursing improves the quality of care and is noted by patients, carers and staff alike.
Ceremonial Print Award
TA Members Dieter Aretz, Danielle Smith, Kevin Cairney, Dr Chris Streather CEO, Trust Chairman George Jenkins and Col P Gilbert, 256 Unit