Support workers in healthcare, clinical and surgical settings received NVQ certificates and badges. There were awards from the Institute of Leadership and Management and recognition for completing bespoke training programmes in customer care. These were set up by the Trust in conjunction with education company Focus, as part of the Trust's approach to improve the patient and visitor experience at Salisbury District Hospital.
There were also individual awards:
- Sophie Burrow won the David Baird Award for her outstanding contribution to dental nurse training
- Danusia Petrie won the Learning at Work Award for her achievements. Danusia was also shortlisted for a National Learn Direct Award
- Linda Styles and Rachel Thomas won the Outstanding Personal Achievement Award for their work in the clinical laboratories
Janine Osmond, Head of Education and Learning at Salisbury District Hospital said: " We know that there is a natural relationship between the level of staff training available and the quality of care given to patients, which is why we place such an emphasis on education and training at Salisbury District Hospital.
"Training also helps to improve our patient's experience of us, so that whenever people come into contact with the hospital, they are dealt with in a polite and friendly manner."
Carol Read, Lifelong Learning Facilitator added: "This year, staff across the board benefited from training programmes – whether it be mandatory professional education, or training that helps support clinical or managerial teams improve the service they give to patients or visitors. The special ceremony that we held gave our staff recognition for their achievements. It also reinforced our commitment to expand education programmes for staff and the opportunities that are available to them."
For further information please contact:
Patrick Butler, Public Relations Manager, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. SP2 8BJ. Tel: 01722 425170