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A Big Thank You to… - 01 May 2014

A Big Thank You to… - 01 May 2014

Musgrove’s Emergency Department team and Therapies team have been awarded the ‘Big Thank You’ for February 2014.

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The 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 emergency department team, occupational therapy staff, physiotherapy and surgical orthotics staff were nominated for the Big Thank You due to their professionalism and dedication to providing the highest levels of patient care during a recent major refurbishment of the emergency department, which caused major disruption to these departments.

The department underwent a £2.9 million expansion and makeover creating four additional major treatment bays, three ambulance handover bays and an additional resuscitation bay. The work began in April 2013 and was completed in December 2013.

Throughout the building disruption both teams joined together and united to work as efficiently as possible in somewhat difficult circumstances, whilst also maintaining patient care as their priority. Both teams handled the upheaval with a professional demeanour by working together as one team.

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Clare Boobyer-Jones, Head of Therapies said: “Staff involved in the expansion have worked extremely hard to enable the renovations to take place as smoothly as possible, whilst also ensuring little disruption was caused to patients. Both teams are a real asset to the hospital.”

Presenting the team with a cake, the hospital’s Medical Director, Colin Close said: “It may not seem like much, but the teams had to work in some very trying circumstances, often with patients in critical and life threatening situations, but did so without complaint or fuss or compromising on the quality of care they gave. This wasn’t just a couple of days’ worth of disruption, but over six months. We are really proud of how well they dealt with the works.”

A member from each team also has the chance to win gift vouchers worth £80, donated by Buff Urban Day Spa. This month’s winners were Simon Knowles from the emergency department and Jeralyn Sumadsad, occupational therapist, from physiotherapy.

Pictured are: staff for the emergency department and therapies team winning the Big Thank You.