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Striving For Excellence Awards 2011 

Staff Rewarded for Services to Patients at Salisbury District Hospital 

Staff have been rewarded for their professionalism and commitment and the way in which they have improved services for patients as part of the Striving for Excellence Awards.  

There were 10 categories in all,  and award nominations were made by patients, staff and  volunteers, with members of the public voting for the winners in the Service Improvement categories. Winners and the highly commended were presented with certificates and flowers by Interim Chief Executive Peter Hill and Chairman Luke March at a special ceremony at Salisbury District Hospital. 

Peter Hill, Interim Chief Executive at  Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust  said: “ We have continued to make real progress in the areas that matter most to our patients, the delivery of good quality, safe, patient care,  and we couldn’t achieve this without the hard work and innovation shown by our staff. The Striving for Excellence Awards give me great pleasure in recognising their significant contribution and commitment to their patients and rewarding them for their efforts.”  

The award categories and winners are as follows:

Chief Executive’s Leadership Award

Angela Huxter, Senior Sister on Pitton Ward, for her welcoming style and leadership which is appreciated by patients and staff.  

Chairman’s Outstanding Contribution Award

Helen Chave, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, for her leadership, determination  and clinical expertise in driving forward service  improvements for patients.  

Jackie Gaussen, Bereavement Lead Officer, for the sensitive and caring service she provides  in guiding grieving relatives through the bereavement formalities. 

Unsung Hero Award

Jackie Gaussen,  Beraevement Lead Officer, for the sensitive and caring service she provides  in guiding grieving relatives through the bereavement formalities. 

Customer Care Team Award

The Dermatology Team for the consistently high standards of customer care given by staff in all parts of the department. 

Service Improvement Individual and Team Award

The Psychology Department for the programme of  Cognitive and Social Stimulation which they give to elderly patients.  

Service Improvement Sponsored Project  Award

The Informatics Project Team for their IT programme which gives clinical staff summary information from a range of  major clinical databases to support patient care.  

Pinder Award (Mentorship Award)

Heather Durham, Staff Nurse on the Day Surgery Unit,  for her enthusiasm, time and willingness to help the student nurse under her mentorship. 

Volunteer Award

Roger Green, Volunteer in the Hospice and Pembroke Unit, for his dedication, empathy and understanding when working with patients in sensitive situations. 

Equality and Diversity Award

ArtCare, Farley and Winterslow Wards for the  Young at Heart Project which provides a regular programme of creative activities for older patients that gives them physical and mental stimulation.  

Luke March , Chairman of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust said: “Our staff continue to provide the very best care that they can to local people and those from further afield who need our specialist services. Every year I am impressed with their innovation and the pride and care that they take in looking after our patients. These awards are important  for us, our staff and our patients and I am pleased to be able to highlight their wonderful achievements. ”   

Notes to editors 

Striving for Excellence is an exciting initiative that ensures that all planning, projects and work of the Trust relate to one or more of the following six key themes: safety, service improvement, patient and public involvement, customer care, staff wellbeing and the generation of surplus funds to invest in services. It ensures that the Trust continues to provide the best possible care and treatment for patients in a safe and caring environment. That it has the money to invest in general and specialist services, with modern equipment and first class facilities that meet the needs of the community. It also supports staff wellbeing and ensures that they have the skills, education and training that they need to develop.  

2. The full list of winners and Highly Commended :  

Chief Executive’s Leadership Award: Winner: Angela Huxter, Senior Sister for Pitton Ward.

Highly Commended:  Katie Ransby, Senior Sister for Chilmark Ward. 

Chairman’s Outstanding Contribution Award: Winner: Helen Chave, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon. Highly Commended:  Dave Cates, Director of Fundraising for the Stars Appeal.  

Unsung Hero Award:  Winner: Jackie Gaussen,  Bereavement Lead Officer. Highly Commended:  Aiden Barnes, Nursing Assistant on Britford Ward. Trauma Team, Plastic Surgery Department. 

Customer Care Team Award: Winner: Dermatology Department. Highly Commended: Britford Ward.  Lung Exercise and Education (LEEP)Team, Respiratory Department 

Customer Care Individual Award: Winner: Maria Bunn, Assistant Practitioner, Whiteparish Ward. Highly Commended: Penny Browning, Staff Nurse in Ophthalmology Department. Neena Nayak, Consultant Dermatologist in Dermatology Department. 

Volunteer Award: Winner: Roger Green, Volunteer in the Hospice and Pembroke Unit. Highly Commended:  Hospital Guides, Main Reception and Springs Entrance. Jenny Sherring, Volunteer in the Respiratory Department 

Equality and Diversity Award Winner: ArtCare, Farley and Winterslow Wards – Young at Heart Project. Highly Commended: Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust and Rainbow Rooms UK - The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Building Bridges Project  

Service Improvement Individual and Team Award:  Winner: Psychology Department: Highly Commended: Orthopaedic Multidisciplinary Team. Trauma and Orthopaedic Team. Recycling Volunteers. Cardiac Team  

Service Improvement Sponsored Project  Award: Winner: Informatics Project Team Highly Commended: Paediatric  Project Team. Cardiology and Orthopaedics Departments 

Pinder Award. Winner: Heather Durham, Staff Nurse on the Day Surgery Unit.


For further information please contact:

Patrick Butler,

Public Relations Manager,

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust .

Tel: 01722 425170

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