Employee & Team of the month - July 2017

Date: 14 July 2017

Every month we celebrate a team and individual staff member who has gone above and beyond their role to deliver great patient care, better patient or carer experience or who have truly demonstrated the Trust’s values in their work in whatever role they have – front-line, back office or support staff.

Employee of the Month

This month's employee of the Month is Nines Ortega Perez, Staff Nurse at Waverley Ward, Bridgwater Community Hospital.  

Nines was nominated by Rebecca Hooper, Senior Ward Sister, who said:

"One of our patients, who was here until she sadly passed away, had been looked after by Nines. She always mentioned Nines and said how much she liked her. 

"After the funeral the family came in to thank us all for the care we have given their loved one. The family mentioned Nines in particular and how much the patient had liked her and how comforted she had been by her care and attention.

“I am touched that Nines had provided such comfort to this patient at the end of her life."

Team of the Month

Our Team this month is the Palliative Care Team, including Charlie Davis, Niranjali Vijeratnam, Janet Gillett at Musgrove Park Hospital and St Margaret’s Hospice. 

The Team was nominated by Jess Henry, Head of Learning and Development, who said:

"The Team organised and ran a countywide conference at Canalside in Bridgwater on palliative care during Dying Matters week in May 2017.  200 people attended, including carers and colleagues from partner organisations including Musgrove Park Hospital and Yeovil District Hospital (YDH). 

"The conference included a wide range of workshops and sessions. The feedback from the attendees was very positive, with comments about how informative, well organised and varied the content was.and there were requests for a follow-up day. 

"Well done for all the hard work that went in to the planning of a really successful and influential conference.”