Employee & Team of the month - June 2017

Date: 23 June 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 Nikaela Walter, Activities Coordinator at South Petherton Community Hospital.

Nikaela was nominated by Helen Rowe, Ward Sister who said:

“The reason for this nomination is to highlight that Nikaela herself also goes completely above and beyond daily in her role. She uses a huge amount of her own time at home to plan her projects and to practice what she will do with the patients until she finds an appropriate craft or activity- often getting her own family involved in the planning and creations she makes at home, in her own time, before coming to the ward to work with the patients.

“She has so much passion and gives all she can to our patients, also when working with stroke patients she has to adapt all projects to things that can be completed one handed, as many only have use of one arm. She is compassionate, and communicates excellently and really cares and this comes across in every conversation she has with the patients."

Team of the Month

Our Team this month is the IT Team at Mallard Court.

The IT Team was nominated by Pippa Moger, Director of Finance and Business Development, who said:

“On Friday 12 May the NHS came under attack from a ransomware virus. This attack affected 48 NHS organisations across England forcing some to take down all of their IT systems causing increased pressure on frontline staff treating patients.

“The IT team within the Trust have over the last 12 months been strengthening the resilience to cyber attacks which has been challenging given the limited resources and the increase in attacks. On the day of the latest national attack the team worked tirelessly to ensure that any potential weaknesses in our systems were reviewed and mitigations instigated which resulted in the Trust remaining functional."