Staff on Salisbury District Hospital’s Sarum Ward have won the Trust’s first Pride in Practice Award for the way in which they used teamwork and positive stories and events to improve the care they give to children.
The awards, which will be presented four times a year, were developed by hospital volunteer and former hospital Governor Eric Gould who wanted a recognition scheme that supported the Trust’s new 6Cs campaign. This centres on the six essential values and behaviours for staff who provide care to patients; Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment.
Tracey Nutter, Director of Nursing at Salisbury District Hospital said: “It’s so important for us that we take a critical approach to everything that we do here and it’s right that we are open and honest and make changes where we find we haven’t got things right.”
“It’s also right that we acknowledge and share experiences of where we are doing things well, with teams of staff working closely together to provide the very best care that they can for their patients.
“The innovative way in which Sarum Ward used positive experiences to help with staff education was a key factor in them winning this award, with good multidisciplinary team working a common theme for the Endoscopy Unit and Tisbury Ward, which were both highly commended.”
Notes to editors:
- The Trust’s 6Cs campaign is based on the Chief Nursing Officer for England’s vision for staff who provide care to patients and complements the key themes and recommendations in the Francis Report, which covered the public inquiry into the care and treatment at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.
- The 6Cs campaign was launched at the Trust’s Putting PRIDE Into Practice – Making Every Contact Count event which was set up to celebrate staff achievements and highlight improvements to patient care.
- The Trust has also started launching its new Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Strategy through a series of staff events within the hospital.
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Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.
Tel: 01722 425170