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Striving for Excellence Awards 2012 

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: “It’s so important that we continue to maintain our high standards and improve our facilities and services and we couldn’t do this without the enormous commitment, skills and  professionalism of our staff . The Striving for Excellence Awards give me great pleasure in recognising the significant contribution our staff make to the hospital and our patients.”

The award categories and winners are as follows: 

Chief Executive’s Leadership Award:

Colette Martindale, Directorate Senior Nurse for her special leadership qualities that make her a tremendous advocate for her patients and a well respected manager and mentor to staff.

Chairman’s Outstanding Contribution Award:

Helena Bridgman, Clinical Lead for Cancer Services for the leading role she plays in cancer care and dementia services and the outstanding contribution she makes to the Trust and patients.

Unsung Hero Award:

Linda Harris, Vascular Unit Manager for her commitment and dedication in developing vascular outpatient services,  often at the expense of leave and personal time.

Customer Care Team Award:

The Endoscopy Unit for the professional, friendly and compassionate care they provide in often difficult personal and sensitive circumstances.

Service Improvement Sponsored Project Award 
Customer Care Individual Award.  Ian Downie (centre) with Head of Customer Care Hazel Hardyman and Luke March, Chairman of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Governors' Volunteer Award 
Governors'  Volunteer Award. Shirley Howson (Centre) receives her award from Lead Governor Beth Robertson and Luke March, Chairman of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Customer Care Individual Award:

Ian Downie, Consultant Maxillo Facial and Oral Surgery for his high standards and the way in which he looks after his patients.

Service Improvement Individual and Team Award:

The urology nurses for a nurse-led urology telephone follow up service which reduced the number of clinics and individual hospital visits and increased patient satisfaction.Service Improvement Sponsored Project  Award:

The Discharge Team which implemented a Trust project which gives a more coordinated approach to the way individual patients are reviewed jointly by hospital and social care staff.

Pinder Award (Mentorship Award) :

Shantimole Mathew, Staff Nurse on Avon Ward for her kindness and support in mentoring student nurses -  enabling them to achieve great things for their patients.

Governors’ Volunteer Award:

Shirley Howson, Volunteer in the Nunton Unit for her invaluable support, friendliness, humour and quiet efficiency.

Equality and Diversity Award:

The Retinal Screening Team for the way in which they involved the Nepalese population in North Hampshire to improve the service and increase the screening take up rate for this group.

Luke March, Chairman of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust said: “Our staff continue to provide the very best care to our patients and I am constantly impressed by their innovation and the pride and care that they take in looking after our patients. I am delighted to be able to highlight their wonderful achievements.” 

Notes to editors:

The full list of Winners and Highly Commended is as follows (please note that only a winner is chosen for the Chief Executive’s Award, the Chairman’s Award and the Pinder Award).

Chief Executive’s Leadership Award:

Winner: Colette Martindale (Directorate Senior Nurse for Clinical Support and Family Services)

Chairman’s Outstanding Contribution Award:

Winner: Helena Bridgman (Clinical Lead for Cancer Services)

Unsung Hero Award:

Winner: Linda Harris (Vascular Unit Manager)
Highly Commended:  Clinical Site Coordinator Team, Philip Blackman (Chemotherapy Scheduler/ Pembroke Unit)
Customer Care Team and Individual Award:

Team Winner: Endoscopy Unit
Highly Commended: Redlynch Ward, Retinal Screening Team, Wessex Rehabilitation Unit,
Individual Winner: Ian Downie (Consultant Maxillo Facial and Oral Surgery)
Highly Commended: Maria Bunn (Assistant Practitioner), Whiteparish Ward, Marcel Geyer (Consultant in Ear Nose and Throat), Angela Iveson (Research Nurse, Pembroke Suite).

Governors’ Volunteer Award:

Winner: Shirley Howson (Volunteer in the Nunton Unit)
Highly Commended:  The Chaplaincy Volunteers, Paul Gazzard (Father Christmas).

Equality and Diversity Award:

Winner: Retinal Screening Team
Highly Commended: ArtCare Team, Clinical Psychology Team

Service Improvement Individual and Team Award:

Winner: Urology Nurses
Highly Commended: Breast Care Multi Disciplinary Team, Haematology Consultants, Clinical Psychology and Maternity Services, Orthopaedic Therapy Team, Critical Care Outreach Team.

Service Improvement Sponsored Project  Award:

Winner: Discharge Team
Highly Commended: Facilities Department, Day Nursery Staff

Pinder Award:

Winner: Shantimole Mathew (Staff Nurse on Avon Ward).

For further information please contact:

Patrick Butler,
Public Relations Manager,
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust .
Tel: 01722 425170 


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