HELLO everyone and welcome to my latest blog.
It seems to have gone a little bit colder this week which is probably, sorry to say this, the first clear sign that Winter is coming.
Preparations are now well under way and that means that our staff flu vaccination programme has begun. You don’t need me to tell you how important it is to protect yourselves from flu. Here at BTH, we have a long track record of successfully vaccinating enormous numbers of staff and now, more than ever before, we need to repeat – indeed improve on – that success.
I am urging everyone to be an inFLUencer, get your jab and inFLUence others – colleagues, friends and family – to get theirs.
Staff can also inFLUence the Trust, its direction and its culture by taking part in this year’s national NHS Staff Survey. The Survey began this week and I am delighted to see that more than 700 people have completed it already.
That is a great start and I am urging ALL staff to take this opportunity to have your say. We really mean it when we say we want to hear from you; to listen to you. Your views, your
feelings, your ideas and your feedback is really important.
The survey is absolutely confidential and it is your opportunity to make a difference and inFLUence our future.
Annual meeting highlights
WE had our first ever online Annual Members Meeting his week, which was certainly different than previous such events.
Chairman, Pearse Butler, hosted the meeting and on behalf of the Board, thanked all staff for their ongoing commitment and service to our community in what has been an especially tough 12 months.
I presented a review of the year which clearly demonstrated that we continue to perform well, and, despite the pressures on the Trust, we have an awful lot to be proud of. The full presentation can be found on the Trust website.
We also put a video together to show off just some of those excellent achievements which can be seen below. We could have included many more so once again thank you for all you have done.