Employee & Team of the month - March 2017

Date: 14 March 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.

This month’s we have two Employees of the Month, Paul Arrowsmith, Physiotherapy Technician, Community Health Team for Adults with Learning Disabilities at Foundation House and  Louise Bird, Integrated Rehabilitation Team Manager Yeovil.

Paul was nominated by Amy Owen, Medical Secretary and Emma Partridge, Resource Designer and Philip Gough, Health Facilitator:

“Paul is extremely passionate about the service he provides. He is always the first person to offer help and doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty – when we recently moved office he was even taking desks apart and helping the moving men! He is a great asset to our team and always keeps everyone in good spirits, even if he ends up being the subject of the joke!"

Louise was nominated by Angela Cornell, Integrated Team and Operational Service Manager:

“Louise is currently managing the Reablement Home Care Service for South Somerset. She has facilitated the discharge off nearly 60 patients from the Acute and Community hospitals within South Somerset alone.  She has managed to complete this alongside her substantive post as Team Manager.”

This month’s Team of the Month is Yeovil Integrated Rehabilitation Team and Homecare South Somerset Teams.

The teams include Carol Crabb, Sue Newell, Neel Balotiya, Angela Tostevin, Iriene Simon, Becky Vokins, Reenie Paull, Karen Davis, Hayley Verrall, Claire Knight, Emma Carnell, Sharonne Tremlett, Emily Proud, Charly Brown, Richard Batchelor, Liana Graziano, Clare White, Claire Dickerty, Tori Stradling, Claire Wishart, Angela Lindsay, Louise Mutter, Sam Wilkins, Joanna Harrison, Sarah Hogg, Lexi Sayer, Liz Blake, Debbie Evans, Ann Chick, Liz Tyas-Peterson, Amy Baker, Amy Brooks, Amanda Cable, Emma Throne, Sarah Marley, Karen Churchill, Lee Lock and Liz Westlake.

The teams were nominated by Louise Bird, Integrated Rehabilitation Team Manager:

“They have worked hard to identify patients with in our own community hospital who could go home earlier and be supported by Homecare and then worked with the homecare team to rehabilitation the patient back to previous level often negating the patient from having ongoing care at home."