Employee & Team of the month - October 2017

Date: 03 November 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 Jenny Walton, Ward Manager at St Andrews..

Jenny was nominated by Jude Darby and Sophie Robertson, St Andrews Ward.  Darby and Sophie said:

“The ward is going through a stressful time at present with a consultation period happening, staff shortage and sickness, and serious incidents. 

“During this time Jenny has been patient and good-humoured with everyone’s uncertainties. She has been coping with staff difficulties and SIRIs.  Jenny is always willing to get stuck in and has frequently stayed on after her day to help in times of staff shortage.”

Team of the Month

Our team of the month is Jane Willis and the Hotel Services Team at South Petherton Community Hospital.

The Team was nominated by Karen Anderson, Head of Infection Prevention and Control/Decontamination Lead.  Karen said:

“There was an incident at South Petherton Community Hospital involving the ward macerator, which resulted in an extensive raw sewage spill, impacting on the beverage bay on the floor below.

“The South Petherton Community Hospital Hotel Services Team undertook a robust clean of the area over a two day period and managed the incident robustly and professionally.

“It is very reassuring that our staff are able to instigate key actions in such a professional manner, thus mitigating risk.”