Royal Oldham staff scoop top awards at Pennine Acute Annual Staff Awards

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Royal Oldham staff scoop top awards at Pennine Acute Annual Staff Awards
08 December 2016

HEART failure specialist nurse Anne Sharrocks was one of a group of outstanding staff who work at The Royal Oldham Hospital across different services to have successfully scooped a number of top awards at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust’s 7th annual staff awards.

The Staff Awards 2016 consisted of 14 award categories which recognised the very best of patient care, skill, dedication and innovation across the Trust’s 9,000 staff who work at its four hospitals and across community services.

At the final awards dinner, Trust Chief Executive Sir David Dalton and Chairman Jim Potter, announced that heart failure lead specialist nurse Anne Sharrocks was named Nurse of the Year, with Rebecca Chadwick, a clinical specialist physiotherapist, winning the Allied Health Professional Worker of the Year Award. 

The discharge co-ordinator and tracker team at the hospital were also named as the overall winners of the Support Function Team of the Year.

Receiving her award, Anne said:

“I am delighted to win the Nurse or Midwife of the Year Award. I have worked within strong cardiology nursing teams since 1989 alongside doctors, nurses and physiotherapists who have been focussed to deliver compassionate care to cardiac patients. The heart failure specialist nurse team working across Pennine Acute Trust enable heart failure patients to access the best evidence based therapies available and I am very proud to have developed the shape of heart failure nursing within the Trust from initial development of the role. I would like to thank my nominators; cardiologists, cardiorespiratory technicians, secretaries and outpatient teams who support us and all the heart failure and cardiology specialist nurses and cardiac physiotherapists working across the Pennine Acute Trust who make a difference to the care of cardiology patients every day.”

Rebecca Chadwick, was rewarded for leading the introduction and development of a rehabilitation strategy within the critical care units within the Trust. 

She said: “It feels like we have progressed a long way in critical care rehabilitation, and this award has confirmed that.  I am really proud of what we’ve done and it’s inspired me to keep going to push for more and to keep it progressing, both across the Trust and Greater Manchester.”

The discharge co-ordinator and tracker team at The Royal Oldham Hospital were rewarded for their role in supporting medical wards to facilitate the timely discharge of patients. 

Gillian Richardson, discharge co-ordinator said: “As a team of discharge co-ordinators and patient flow trackers, we were both delighted and proud to be awarded Support Team of the Year. We work very closely with other members of the integrated discharge team from social care and Pennine Care to support the wards with discharge planning at The Royal Oldham Hospital.” 

Trust Chief Executive, Sir David Dalton, said: “The Trust’s staff awards is a wonderful celebration of the great things our staff do and achieve, and an important formal recognition of our staff and volunteers who have not only lived and delivered the Trust values, but who have gone the extra mile and shown exceptional skills, care and compassion. This is a highlight in the Trust’s calendar to recognise the efforts, contribution and achievements of staff at all levels across our hospitals and community services. This event is a fitting way to say well done and thank you.”

Trust Chairman Mr Jim Potter added: “All of our staff who are award winners represent the very best of what this Trust and the NHS stands for and the values we hold, putting the patient at the centre of everything we do. The award categories reinforce not only the Trust’s core values of being quality driven, responsible and compassionate, but also reflect on what we hold dear, namely teamwork, innovation, quality of care, leadership, safety and work with our local healthcare partners.”

The event was fully paid for and supported by a number of sponsors including: Vinci Construction UK Ltd; Mitie; Arnold Clark Vehicle Management; Atlas Diagnostics; Capsticks; Hill Dickinson; WiFi SPARK; NH Case; Corporate Design Company; ANS; APS and G4S Facilities Management. Trophies sourced by Lennard Trophies.

The awards for Nurse or Midwife of the Year and Support Team of the Year were sponsored by G4S Facilities Management and Allied Health Professional Worker of the Year was sponsored by Atlas Diagnostics.

The full list of award winners and more details can be found on the Trust website at www.pat.nhs.ukhere.

Pictured:

Anne Sharrocks receives the Nurse of the Year Award from Trust chief executive Sir David Dalton, Trust chairman Jim Potter and Helen Moreland of G4S Facilities Management.

Rebecca Chadwick receives the Allied Health Professional / Technical / Scientific Worker of the Year Award from Trust chief executive Sir David Dalton, Trust chairman Jim Potter and Helen Moreland of G4S Facilities Management.