Our Accident and Emergency (A&E) team were the very first recipients of our Team of the Month award for January 2018.
The department secured not one but two nominations for their dedication and provision of outstanding patient care this winter when admissions have been unrelenting and among some of the highest recorded at the hospital.
Sister Kayleigh Lawton recommended her colleagues for the accolade.
She said: “The past few months have been a testing time for the team as not only have they been through adverse conditions in terms of stresses placed on the department but they have also been the focal point of the media, having coped with the national news, CQC and the busiest day to date which saw 543 admissions.”
Compassionate and caring
While healthcare assistant Rachel Grange’s nomination added: “A&E staff are hardworking, compassionate, caring and deal with challenging situations on a daily basis.
“With winter pressures, we have worked well as a team to ensure patient safety. A&E is a positive, supportive team who deserve the Team of the Month award.”
The judging panel was chaired by director of strategy and integration, John Holden, and included divisional general manager for anaesthesia, diagnostics and surgery, Collette Cunningham, and governor, Allan English.