The team on ward 16 is a group of professional people that care passionately about doing the best for their patients and this was proven when they achieved gold in the exemplar ward process.
We are a team that work very closely with the therapists to enable our patients to get the most out of their rehabilitation. As a team we have even done a mud run together to raise money for the unit, we have also done raffles, fetes and even family members have supported our fund raising by running the London marathon and swimming across Lake Vyrnwy!
The team is not just nurses but amazing HCAs and a wonderful supportive ward clerk, we also have a dedicated housekeeper and domestic to ensure our patients have a positive experience in ward 16.
The whole team supports new members of staff to feel part of the stroke rehabilitation team from day one, with our “Buddy” system and introductory pack. We all invest in the Trust values and put our patients first.
Nursing a patient that has had a stroke can be hard but also very rewarding.
In House Training
- Preceptorship for all newly qualified RNs
- Stroke study days
- Transforming care using the Virginia Mason improvement tools
- The Trust Leadership Academy
- Clinical skills training with the Clinical Practice Educator Team
- DLN training
- Leadership and management training
- Coaching and mentorship opportunities
- Observing procedures such as PEG insertions
- Shadow a Stroke Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Access to e learning modules
- Tissue viability
- Infection control
- Stroke school
- Further training to support learning beyond registration (LBR)
Trust Awards – Staff nominate colleagues for their exceptional contribution at work in our annual awards.
Chairman’s Award – Monthly recognition at our Trust Board meetings, through staff and public nominations.
NHS heroes – Regular opportunities to nominate colleagues and highlight how they make a difference.
Childcare – Information and support available to help make your childcare arrangements plus on site nurseries.
Occupational Health and NOSS – Support with health and wellbeing.
Support for carers – Information and support available if you have caring responsibilities.
Family friendly policies – Maternity, paternity and adoption policies and you can request flexible working.
Salary sacrifice – Available on childcare vouchers, cycle to work, car scheme and home computing scheme.
A healthier you – Access to exercise classes such as zumba, pilates and access to 24 hour staff gym for a small membership fee.
Regular information sessions – For staff to access covering topics such as financial awareness, mindfulness, health and wellbeing.
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.
Encompassing some of the most picturesque parts of England and Wales, the Trust’s catchment stretches from the Cambrian Mountains in the west to Newport and the fringes of the Black Country in the east.
The Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) opened in 1989. It generally serves Telford & Wrekin and eastern Shropshire as well as being the Trust’s main centre for inpatient head and neck services and hyper‐acute and acute stroke services.
The hospital provides A&E, inpatient, outpatient and day case facilities. Services include general and acute medicine, inpatient head & neck, cardiology, breast surgery, critical care, trauma & orthopaedic services, paediatric services, emergency treatment and renal dialysis.
In 2014 we began an exciting partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute in Seattle as part of our journey of improvement with our aspiration being to provide the safest and kindest care in the NHS.