SEPTEMBER’S winning Team of the Month has demonstrated how a different approach and style of leadership can bring about changes that in the past may have seemed impossible.
The judging panel was particularly impressed with how a dedicated focus on both patients and staff has led to improvements for all – so many congratulations to our colleagues on Ward 5, our day case ward.
The ward was nominated by Radiology and Day Case Matron, Leah Callighan, who said: “The ward has recently re-launched itself in order to strive for excellence in patient care, safety, experience and flow.”
Leah outlined the new initiatives set up by the ward that have proved a success and her key reasons for the nomination.
She said: “This has included allocating one member of staff to give pre-meds and bloods, which has helped to improve start times in theatres.
“Staff have also changed their working times so patients can come in at 7am instead of 7.30am, and again this is helping to improve theatre start times as there are now minimal delays in getting patients prepped for surgery.
“Staff have also started giving oral paracetamol instead of IV – this is having the same effects but making a large contribution to our cost improvement programme (CIP.)