Employee & Team of the month - May 2017

Date: 02 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 we have two Employees of the Month, Michelle Purchase, Ward Clerk at Crewkerne Community Hospital and Kay Southway, Clinical Audit Manager.

Michelle was nominated by Jacqueline Barber, Secretary to Matron who said:

"Michelle undertakes her job with untiring energy and devotion. She is compassionate, understanding and just amazing with all of the patients, having previously been a health care assistant at the hospital for many years."

Kay was nominated by Sue Balcombe, Director of Nursing and Patient Safety who said:

"Kay was called upon at very short notice to pull together a clinical audit report to be shared with CQC (Care Quality Commission) to provide additional evidence for mental health wards following the recent CQC inspection. Kay has made a superb job, working closely with clinical teams to review in excess of 100 records to find the necessary evidence and information."

Team of the Month

May's Team of the Month is the Taunton Federation District Nursing Team.

The team was nominated by Sharon Higginson who said:

"The team continue to provide a first class service to all their patients in their homes despite increasing demand for their services. The district nurses have maintained humour, health and excellent standards and they deserve to be recognised for ongoing excellence in service”.