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A Big Thank You January - 12 March 2014

A Big Thank You January - 12 March 2014

Big Thank You JanThe Big Thank You, which is supported by Taunton’s Buff Urban Day Spa, is a way of rewarding staff for their achievements.

Each month a different team in the hospital is selected for their hard work and outstanding success at Musgrove.

The theatres management team were selected for January’s Big Thank You because of the drive and initiative they showed in taking on a hospital-wide challenge to improve their stock ordering and storage systems. Through thinking more innovatively about how they use, store and order stock they identified ways to make huge cost savings, which could be shared across the hospital.
Mandy Coombes, Theatres and Critical Care Directorate Manager, explained: “The team have been working hard with the inventory management project group (a group looking at stock levels and management) to think of how we can do things differently to improve stoke ordering and storage as well as make savings. The whole team has been involved with this project and, over the coming months, we are all looking forward to making changes to the way in which we work that will ensure we continue to provide the best possible patient care, whilst still operating within our current national financial restraints.”
Presenting the team with a cake, the hospital’s Director of Change, Chris Perry, said: “The Theatres team has been one of the first teams in the hospital to look at inventory management; they have really taken the project on and have looked at all areas to see how they can work differently, or change the systems they have, which has led to them being able to make substantial cost savings. They are a fantastic example of how, with a little bit of dedication, we can all look make a real difference to the hospital.”
A member of the team also has the chance to win gift vouchers worth £80, donated by Buff Urban Day Spa. Names are picked at random and this January’s winner was Nick Kennedy.
Pictured are: Director of Change Chris Perry presenting the Big Thank You cake to the Theatres Management team.