Hospital at Night Team presented with Chairman’s Award 

 

1 March 2013

A team which plays a vital role in supporting critically ill patients overnight and at weekends at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has been presented with the Chairman’s Award.

The Hospital at Night Team was presented with the award at the start of yesterday’s (28 Feb) meeting of the Trust Board at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH), after being nominated by colleagues who recognise the vital role they play. The award was also presented because of the strong clinical leadership that the team’s Matron Emma Jones provides.

Vicky Morris, Chief Nurse and Director of Quality and Safety at the Trust, said: “The team embodies the Trust’s values of Putting Patients First, Being Clinically-Led and Working and Collaborating Together. They play a vital role in caring for critically ill patients overnight and at weekends. The team also has strong clinical leadership, particularly through team leader Matron Emma Jones.

“It is clear that the team has a strong focus on safe, dignified care and support for medical and surgical staff across the Trust, and it has recently expanded its role and working hours, which has been positively received by medical staff in the Trust. I’m delighted that the efforts of Emma and her team are being recognised through the Chairman’s Award.”

The Board also noted that Emma was one of the members of staff who had gone out of their way to help colleagues travel to and from work in the recent snow.

The Hospital at Night Team, which was introduced at the Trust in 2009, covers both the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. The evening service was extended to provide support at weekends in mid-January to cover the winter period.

Emma said: “The Chairman’s Award was a really nice surprise for the team, and I feel it is deserved recognition for their efforts.”

The Chairman’s Award is presented each month by the Trust Board to individuals and teams who represent the values of the Trust and of the NHS as a whole. Recipients of the accolade are presented with a Chairman’s Award certificate, a gift certificate and a Chairman’s Award lapel badge.

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