We’re delighted to announce that the winner of our July 2018 Team of the Month award is the Clinical Engineering Team.
Thanks to their extensive technological expertise, members of the team have a huge impact on the service we are able to provide to our patients.
The Trust now uses an increasingly wide range of medical equipment, ranging from simple devices such as nebulisers through to the latest technology. And together the team works in what can at times be a difficult environment to provide the best possible technological support.
Our engineers get involved with the entire lifecycle of medical equipment, from testing new devices and introducing them into service, through to advising on their correct use and maintaining and eventually disposing of them.
Liz Brooks, lead for risk and governance for the Division of Diagnostics, Anaesthesia and Surgery (DADS), nominated them for the award.
She said: “I have worked with this team for many years and have always found them to be engaged and willing to assist with any work I am doing relating to medical devices.
“I have recently visited a number of wards, departments and theatres to discuss issues around governance. When asking about the maintenance of equipment I have received an overwhelmingly positive response about the work of the Clinical Engineering team, who work right across the Trust.
“I have been told repeatedly that they are organised and diligent and work in a timely way, but also that they are polite, positive, engaged and helpful. Moreover, they have a can-do attitude and always go the extra mile to support wards and departments and ensure equipment is kept working to the best of their ability.
“They also have years and years of technical experience and are just fantastic!”
On presenting team member and healthcare scientist specialist Steve Hird with the award, chief executive Professor Clive Kay, explained that the judging panel had felt that the team also provided a great example of ‘working as one’ and ‘valuing people’.