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Team work and leadership rewarded at Salisbury District Hospital 

Staff on Pitton Ward have won the Chairman’s  multidisciplinary team award for the way they introduced new initiatives to improve overall ward management, provide better communication and more involvement for patients during handover.


Christine White picks up the Chief Executive's Leadership Award
Pitton Ward pick up the Chairman's Multidisciplinary Team Award

The Chief Executive’s leadership award went to pathology manager Christine White for the way she supported staff through service changes, mentored them through education and training programmes and introduced improvements to the pathology service.

The multi disciplinary team award is given to a team that has provided an exceptional service and improved performance through team working. Pitton Ward staff standardised ward storage,  saving time for doctors,  nurses and therapists. They also introduced he Trust’s new electronic system for patient handover and instigated handover by the bedside on their own ward. This improved communication between the team and increased patient involvement in their own care.

The leadership award is given to a member of staff who has supported others through organisational development or change and motivated and encouraged staff to develop.  Christine White showed considerable commitment to training and education in her area and established an NVQ programme  for pathology staff and developed new links with external education providers. She introduced improvements to  testing processes that cut down turnaround times and also supported staff through changes in the location of cytology services.

Matthew Kershaw, Chief Executive said: “ Excellent leadership and team working at all levels is essential for us as it helps our staff provide the best possible care for our patients. It also ensures that staff have the skills that they need to continually improve the care that they provide to our patients and the support that they need for their own personal and professional development.


 The full list of winners and runners up are as follows:


  • Multidisciplinary Team Award:  Winner - Pitton Ward: Runner Up - Lung Exercise and Education Team: Third Place - Neonatal Hip Screening Service Team 
  • Leadership Award:  Winner - Christine White (Pathology). Runner Up - Nigel North (Clinical Psychology). Third Place -  Michelle Sadler (Staff Club). Highly Commended - Fenella Hill (Whiteparish Ward), Wendy Slater (Spinal Treatment Centre), Rick Collyer-Powell (Ophthalmology).

The awards were presented to staff by Chief Executive Matthew Kershaw at a special ceremony at Salisbury District Hospital. Ends


For further information please contact:

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

Page Last Updated: 08/05/2014 10:06 
Printed from Salisbury NHS Foundation Website