A hospital team and nurse have won an award for going that extra mile to deliver excellent patient care at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust.
The resuscitation team at Broomfield Hospital, known as the trigger response team, have adapted the way they train colleagues by creating a simulation scenario on wards, instead of standard classroom training.
Nominator Melanie Chambers, Deputy Director of Nursing, said: “Due to hospital pressures, it’s not always easy for wards to release staff to complete their mandatory training. However, the team have been phenomenal and rose to the challenge of bringing the training to the wards.
“This has also allowed staff to practice resuscitation in their usual work setting, which also provides them with the best possible skills to deliver safe patient care.
“The way the team empower colleagues to handle emergency situations is amazing, and they really deserve this recognition.”
Also picking up an award, this time for individual excellent patient care at the hospital in Chelmsford, was Dementia and Delirium Nurse Chelsie Hearn.
She was recognised for going above and beyond to boost the wellbeing of elderly patients by adapting wards to display bright colours and photos. Wards are also equipped with colouring books, paints and old articles - all things proven to be stimulating for patients with dementia.
Claire Turner, Learning Disability, Autism and Dementia Service Lead, said: “Chelsie has significantly improved the wellbeing of patients with dementia by teaching others about different ways to support them to overcome challenges and maintain wellbeing, and put this into practice on the elderly wards.
“She has done an excellent job of spreading awareness about dementia care by running various awareness raising events and competitions for staff. Chelsie really deserves this award for all the support she gives.”
The monthly Values Awards honours teams and individuals showcasing the Trust’s values of being Excellent, Compassionate and Respectful.