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Staff rewarded for service improvements at Salisbury District Hospital 

Staff in facilities, general surgery, information technology and maternity have won awards for service improvement projects that have had a significant impact on patients.


The Facilites team pick up the Service Improvement Team/Individual Award
General Surgery and Information Technology teams pick up the Sponsored Project Award.

Facilities won the service improvement individual/team award for the way in which they introduced a number of  initiatives to improve choice of food at Salisbury District Hospital and provide a better service for patients with food allergies. This included new menus and coloured  trays to identify patients with specific needs.


The sponsored project award went to staff in general surgery and information technology for the development of a revolutionary new electronic system that ensures that there is a more comprehensive handover of patients at night between clinical teams. The system provides standardised processes and increases sharing of information between doctors, nurses and therapists.


Maternity staff won the service improvement learning award for the changes they introduced to their processes to provide optimum delivery times for mothers who need a caesarean section. This involved staff across a number of areas of the hospital and additional training. The changes resulted in improved communication and compliance with new national standards.


Matthew Kershaw, Chief Executive of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust said: "These awards recognise the outstanding contribution staff have made to improve services for our patients and all the presentations that took place on the day reflected the high quality of work carried out by our staff during the year."


The Service Improvement awards are broken up into three categories. The individual/team award is given to staff who identify an area for improvement and instigate it  themselves. The sponsored project award is for a  Trust sponsored project  taken forward by staff in their own areas. The learning award is for staff who have been involved in supported learning in national or local training schemes and have produced service improvements as part of that programme.   


Luke March, Chairman of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust said: "It's important that the Trust continues to provide the best possible care and treatment  for patients in a safe and caring environment. Our staff play an important role in this by looking closely at their own systems and practices and coming up with ideas and changes that  make a real difference to patients.


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


  • Service Improvement Team/Individual Award:  Winner - Facilities: Runner Up - Clinical Radiology: Third Place – Sexual Health Services

  • Service Improvement Sponsored Project:  Winner – General Surgery and IT: Runner Up – Procurement:  Third Place – Genetics

  • Service Improvement Learning  Award:  Winner – Maternity and Neonatal Care: Runner Up: General Medicine

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                                    

Caroline Brunt picks up the Learning Award on behalf of the Maternity Department.
Page Last Updated: 08/05/2014 10:07 
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