HELLO everyone and welcome to the latest blog.

Kevin is taking some well deserved leave so I wanted to give you an update on some of the goings on in the Trust over the last week or so. It is always nice to report back on some positive news and it was great to see that we had a number of teams nominated for this year’s Nursing Times Awards. This is excellent news for the Trust and is a testimony to the hard work, professionalism and commitment of so many people across the organisation.

We have been shortlisted in the following categories:

Emergency and Critical Care Award: For our work to introduce Emergency Department navigators.

Enhancing Patient Dignity: For the collaborative work that has taken place across Community, Acute and Trinity Hospice settings to develop and establish the Tier 2 Dementia training programme.

HRH Integrated Approaches to Care: For the introduction of the Health Independent Sexual Violence Advisor Service.

Patient Safety Improvement: For our work to provide support for victims of domestic abuse/violence during COVID-19.

The full shortlist can be found HERE.

These are major awards and congratulations go to everyone who has been shortlisted.

Celebrating Success Awards update

OUR annual Celebrating Success Awards and Celebration Ball 2020 were due to take place 10 weeks today, on Friday 6th November. We have met on a regular basis to discuss options and look at what we might do given the ongoing situation.

We had already decided early in the year that we would not be holding Awards, but were hopeful we could hold an event to thank staff for their hard work and mark the end of the pandemic. Unfortunately, due to continuing restrictions on large events and wanting to ensure the safety of our staff, we have had to take the difficult decision to completely cancel this year’s event, which is a massive shame as we know how much staff look forward to the evening every year.

We are now making plans to return in 2021 and will start the process of the awards early in the new year.

The event organisers, Paul Fearnley and Kila Redfearn, would like to thank all staff across the Trust for the hard work, dedication and commitment they have shown throughout the last few months and I fully agree with their thanks as throughout these unprecedented times you have shown that you are all truly deserving of an award. Thanks to Paul and Kila for all their work in trying to get some sort of event in place this year. They have worked really hard and they will now be doing all they can to make sure next year’s event is bigger and better than ever before.

Bank Holiday

MONDAY is Bank Holiday, so for those staff not working please enjoy the day and take the time to give yourself some welcome time. For those who are working please can I say a big thank you from us all.


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