Congratulations to our Histopathology team on being named February’s Team of the Month!
This team, used to being in the background while providing an essential service to the local NHS, impressed our judges with its resilience and professionalism during changes to the department.
And it was a fitting tribute to the team led by David Gouldesbrough, consultant histopathologist, on his penultimate day at the Trust, as he was retiring after 27 years in Bradford.
“It’s so appropriate that this award is for Team of the Month,” David said, “as we are a great team, working well together and delivering a high quality service through significant change. I’m absolutely delighted for the team.”
The panel was very impressed by the way they had quietly coped with a succession of changes including the introduction of the pathology joint venture, new ways of working, the departure of key team members, as well as changes in management.
Zoe Navarro, histopathology administrator, nominated the “unsung” team and highlighted, among other things, how the team had coped with extremely busy periods of work, and recently navigated a difficult transition period – upgrading the laboratory, without any pause in service or standard.
“We are the unsung backbone of diagnostics. Our doctors are continually providing a comprehensive diagnostic service, quietly from the side-lines, usually without any thank-you or recognition.
“Staff shortages within the entire department have called upon our fortitude as a team, which we’ve dealt with admirably.”