Shortlisting for Team and Employee of the Year Awards 2018

Help your colleagues shine at our Brilliant Bradford awards

Voting is now open for our Brilliant Bradford Staff Awards 2018. This year we’re doing things differently by giving you the chance to decide the shortlist for Team of the Year and Employee of the Year. The short videos below are testimony from the people who nominated our monthly winners. After voting closes on 12 November, the 10 finalists from each category will be shortlisted down to five, based on your votes, and our judging panel will choose the overall winners. Please vote now for your top 5 Teams and top 5 Employees of the Year at the bottom of this page.

Nominees - Team of the Year 2018

January - A&E Team

“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.”

January - A&E Team

February - Histopathology Team

“This unsung team coped with extremely busy periods of work, and recently navigated a difficult transition period – upgrading the laboratory, without any pause in service or standard.”

February - Histopathology Team

March - Estates' Gardening Team

 “The job they did during the recent icy and wintry weather, clearing snow from the site was amazing. They deserve recognition and thanks for their mammoth effort to keep staff and patients safe.”

March - Estates' Gardening Team

April - ICU In-situ Simulation Training Team

“Feedback from nursing staff, student nurses and medical trainees around the new monthly training sessions in the new ICU has been very positive and the sessions have also been used to familiarise and embed staff in the new unit.”

April - ICU In-situ Simulation Training Team

May - Mortuary Team

“Their work is outstanding. From the tiniest pre-term infant to the most elderly patients who sadly die while in our care, the Mortuary team treat them all with the utmost respect: it’s a truly humbling experience to see the care and compassion they provide.”

May - Mortuary Team

June - Acute Oncology Nursing Team

“They go above and beyond their call of duty. They’re a small team slowly building up a bigger team to meet the needs of patients who have been diagnosed with cancer and supporting their journeys.”

June - Acute Oncology Nursing Team

July - Clinical Engineering Team

“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. They are organised and diligent and work in a timely way, but also they are polite, positive, engaged and helpful.”

July - Clinical Engineering Team

August – Hat-trick: Ward 29, Infection Control and Westbourne Green (all involved with Hydration Project)

“The teams have introduced drinking stations and looked at encouraging different ways of both measuring and encouraging fluids. Early results are encouraging with patients drinking more and the recording of drinks being more accurate.”

August – Hat-trick: Ward 29, Infection Control and Westbourne Green (all involved with Hydration Project)

September - Pharmacy Technicians

“They ensure quality in their work, reporting near misses in order to learn and improve processes, in addition to delivering a variety of training to ensure staff are competent to undertakes tasks in their specific role.”

September - Pharmacy Technicians

October - Stroke Multi-Disciplinary Team, Ward 6

“The whole team has worked hard to improve the care delivered in over 100 different domains to meet national standards and to deliver care that we can be proud of. This was reflected in the recent publication of the national SSNAP stroke data which has seen the Trust’s overall performance score rise from an E to a C – only just missing out on a B.”

October - Stroke Multi-Disciplinary Team, Ward 6

Nominees - Employee of the Year 2018

February - Eldina Zenkovic and Lucy Moylan, Paediatrics A&E Staff Nurses

“The care given to a bereaved family was outstanding, caring, compassionate and over and beyond what I would have expected. They took time to take excellent momentos for the family, showing a huge amount of respect and dignity to the infant they were caring for.”

February - Eldina Zenkovic and Lucy Moylan, Paediatrics A&E Staff Nurses

Employee of Month February - Eldina Zenkovic

March - Lisa Smith, ICU Staff Nurse

“Lisa went above and beyond to ensure that time-critical information about a former patient was available to the Organ Donation Team. When contacted by the team she sought cover for her own patient, ensuring their safety, and gave her expertise in information gathering.”

March - Lisa Smith, ICU Staff Nurse

April - Angela Crane, Renal Home Therapies Department

“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.”

April - Angela Crane, Renal Home Therapies Department

May - Caroline Hornsby, Knowledge and Library Assistant

“Caroline is the first port of call that customers will come to for help and assistance. She’s always polite, meticulous, respects everyone, goes that extra mile, is a team player and has great integrity. I have received many comments from our customers that show how grateful they are for the assistance they’ve been given.”

May - Caroline Hornsby, Knowledge and Library Assistant

June - Patricia (Trish) Kay, housekeeper on Ward 6, Stroke and Neurology

“Trish is the glue that holds the ward together. She is constantly looking at ways to improve how patients with swallowing problems manage their modified diet and fluids and ensuring they get food from the correct texture menu. This is above and beyond her role but a massive help to the whole speech and language therapy team.”

June - Patricia (Trish) Kay, housekeeper on Ward 6, Stroke and Neurology

July - Barbara Brown, Sister, Adult Outpatients at St. Luke’s Hospital

“With the NHS celebrating 70 years this year, I think it would be great to recognise a staff member who has given her life, her commitment and her love to her job role for so long, she is also very caring to her staff as well as the patients.”

July - Barbara Brown, Sister, Adult Outpatients at St. Luke’s Hospital

August - David Sado, Informatics PACS Manager

“David is always available and often arrives early and works late to ensure the smooth running of our breast clinics. He deals with challenging situations professionally and he always has time, or makes time, from somewhere to help us.”

August - David Sado, Informatics PACS Manager

September - Stephen Bishop, Specialist Quality Assurance Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy team

“Stephen is a clear winner for his fantastic attention to detail in spotting an error in a patient information leaflet for a new brand of medicine. Stephen took steps to manage the risk in the Trust and also followed this up by alerting both the product’s manufacturer and the MHRA, which sent a national message out to make other trusts aware.”

September - Stephen Bishop, Specialist Quality Assurance Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy team

October - Joanna Dunn, Assistant Practitioner, Dietetics

 “Jo really cares about her patients and spends as much time as is needed ensuring nutritional care plans are patient centred. She works closely with the ward hospitality assistants to help them to understand the importance of patients receiving the nutritional treatment they need and also preventing waste. She is a hardworking, caring and compassionate person and is a real asset to our team.”

October - Joanna Dunn, Assistant Practitioner, Dietetics


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