Winners of annual Community NHS Trust Staff Awards announced

Winners of annual Community NHS Trust Staff Awards announced
15 May 2017

Staff from Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, one of the UK’s biggest integrated health and social care providers, have been recognised for going above and beyond at the organisation’s annual Celebrating Excellence Awards ceremony.

The annual awards celebrate the achievements of hard-working teams and individuals within the organisation, which provides community health and social care in Staffordshire and community health care in Stoke-on-Trent.

A variety of staff were recognised during the awards ceremony held at Staffordshire County Showground on Friday 12 May.

Nominations for this year’s awards were submitted by staff and teams within the Trust as well as members of the general public who have experienced care from the Partnership Trust.

Chief Executive, Stuart Poynor, said: “When visiting teams across the Trust I regularly witness examples of the fantastic work carried out by our staff.  The awards ceremony is a great opportunity to recognise those who truly go above and beyond to benefit the local people we care for. The stories of the nominated and winning individuals and teams are a reminder of how dedicated our staff are to delivering high quality care and services.”

Winners Celebrating Excellence 2017:

We put Quality first

  • #proud2share (Adopt, Adapt and Innovate) - OsteoArthritis Self-management and Independent-living Support (OASIS) group run by Integrated Physiotherapy Orthopaedic Pain Service
  • Delivering a Good Experience – Community Matron, Joanne Cope (nee Looker) and Social Worker, Kirsty Stewart
  • Promoting Independence - Sneyd Ward, Haywood Hospital

We focus on People

  • Apprentice/Student of the Year - Jack Gould, Assistant Project Manager, Information Management &Technology
  • Behaviour to Inspire - The Asylum Seeker Team
  • Leading with Compassion - Richard Beck, Clinical Director of Dental Services

We take Responsibility

  • Delivering Savings - Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Team
  • Breaking the Boundaries - High Intensity Users Project: Nichola Humphreys and Gail Lowe
  • Commitment to Delivery - Samantha Lowe, Living Independently Staffordshire Support Worker

During the ceremony a special recognition Chairman and Chief Executive award was presented to the Trust’s seven Living Independently Staffordshire (LIS) teams. LIS provides personal care to people living in their own homes. The service supports people to maximise or regain their independence following a period of poor health or a hospital admission. This care is sometimes referred to as ‘reablement’.

All seven LIS teams received an overall rating of ‘Good’ from the Care Quality Commission following recent inspections having successfully demonstrated that the services are; safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.

Stuart Poynor added; “It was an honour to present the special recognition award to the Living Independently Staffordshire teams. Each team has demonstrated that their staff truly live the Trust’s values by consistently providing the highest quality of care to the people who they support; enabling greater independence in the place which people call home.”

David Pearson, Chairman said: “The awards are a great way to show our appreciation of the people within the organisation that truly embody the Trust’s vision and values to deliver exceptional standards.

“It was a privilege to host the ceremony again this year, meeting the nominees and watching the short videos which capture their outstanding work was inspiring and truly reflective of the care and compassion shown by staff throughout the Trust. I’d like to congratulate all of the winners and nominees on their fantastic achievements.”