Team of the Month - April 2018

Our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in-situ simulation training team has won April’s Team of the Month award.

This multi-professional team, made up of staff from the ICU and Education departments, delivers training sessions which recreate scenarios which have or may happen in intensive care.

Director of Education, David Robinson nominated the team for its expertise in setting up monthly training sessions in our new ICU unit.

“The scenarios and subsequent debrief are a conduit for learning for the whole team,” said David. “Feedback from nursing staff, student nurses and medical trainees has been very positive and the sessions have also been used to familiarise and embed staff in the new unit.”

Presenting the award, Director of Strategy and Integration, John Holden, told the winners they were a fantastic example of team working, reflecting the fact that the Trust is a continually learning organisation – learning from real incidents and talking about them in an honest way.

The judging panel was also impressed by the superb teamwork shown by the team in organising sessions at short notice and moving training equipment from the Education Centre to ICU and back again.

Some of the members of our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in-situ simulation training team with April’s Team of the Month award.
Some of the members of our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in-situ simulation training team with April’s Team of the Month award.

The team includes James Morgan, Dawn Fabbroni, Stephen Anderson, Tracey Harrison, Tim Credland and Angela Jackson.

Employee of the Month - April 2018

April 2018's Employee of the Month, Angela Crane (centre), with Senior Sister Collette Devlin, and Director of HR, Pat Campbell.
April 2018's Employee of the Month, Angela Crane (centre), with Senior Sister Collette Devlin, and Director of HR, Pat Campbell.

Going above and beyond her everyday job is par for the course for our latest Employee of the Month, Angela Crane, from the Renal Home Therapies department.

Nominated by Senior Sister Collette Devlin, Angela has shown initiative and excellence in scouring the intranet in search of surplus office equipment, a drugs fridge and store equipment, to name but a few things, to help with the department’s move to ward 15.

In addition to recycling other teams’ unwanted items, Angela, who has worked in the Renal team for 24 years, has completed a University of Bradford certificate of continuing/higher education in professional support, much of this in her own time.

“Angela is the only dual-trained band 4 nationally in renal replacement therapies, peritoneal dialysis and haemodialysis,” Collette said.

“She shows strong team working and flexibility to deliver excellent outcomes to the everyday lives of both patients and staff, and also puts Bradford on the map  as other renal home therapies teams make enquiries about Angela’s new role.”

Angela said she loves her job and was thrilled to win April’s Employee of the Month award. One her biggest fans is Brendan Tate, who is a home dialysis patient and also works on our main reception at BRI.

He said: “Angela is caring and very professional and has great empathy with families, which is really important. I feel confident doing dialysis at home; and that’s down to her help and support. She’s fantastic.”

Congratulations, Angela!

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