Achievements of Musgrove staff celebrated at sponsored awards ceremony - 04 July 2016

Achievements of Musgrove staff celebrated at sponsored awards ceremony - 04 July 2016

The achievements of staff at Musgrove Park Hospital were recognised last Thursday (30 June) at the sponsored Musgrove Awards For Tremendous Achievement (MAFTA) ceremony.

Over 140 hospital staff came together at the MAFTAs to celebrate the outstanding achievements that have made a real difference to patients, fellow colleagues and the wider healthcare community over the last year.

The event was fully sponsored by IMS MAXIMS, provider of Musgrove’s electronic patient record system.

Dr Sam Barrell, chief executive at Musgrove Park Hospital, who attended the awards, said she felt inspired by all the staff who had been nominated for a MAFTA.

“I’m so proud of all the wonderful staff at Musgrove,” she said. “It was great to celebrate many examples of their outstanding work at the awards ceremony.

“It has been a challenging year for the NHS, but at Musgrove our patient care has continued to be truly outstanding, and this was recognised by the Care Quality Commission.

“Our staff have helped to develop so many innovative ideas in the last year to greatly benefit the care of our patients.”

Shane Tickell, chief executive of IMS MAXIMS which sponsored the event, said:

“The MAFTAs are a fantastic way to celebrate the tremendous achievements of staff at Musgrove Park Hospital and we were delighted to sponsor this year’s event. It has been an honour to work in partnership with many of the staff at the Trust over the last year as they continue on their incredible journey to continually improve patient services and care, including having recently become the first trust in the UK to implement an open source electronic patient record.”

The awards winners were as follows:

Patients' Choice AwardPatient's Choice Award Montacute Ward Staff With Brian Perowne

Our patients’ choice award is the voice of our patients: their opportunity to nominate a member of staff or a team who went above and beyond to ensure the best possible patient experience.

Winner: Montacute Ward Staff. The patient who nominated staff on the Montacute Ward described them as “friendly, kind, supportive and hardworking.” They said staff always put them first, always asked their opinion and kept them informed. The excellent service and lasting impression by staff on the ward are an absolute credit both to them as individuals and to their shared values as a team. Six of the team are pictured above right, left to right, with Brian Perowne, Non-executive director of Musgrove Park Hospital.

Volunteer Of The Year Dementia Buddies With Huw Williams

Volunteer of the Year Award 

Our volunteer of the year award recognises the outstanding work, commitment and dedication of our volunteers.

Winner: Dementia Buddies.  The time spent by the Dementia Buddies supporting patients is making a real difference to patients and was highly commended by staff. Four of the team are pictured second left to right, with Huw Williams, Non-executive director of Musgrove Park Hospital far left.

Patient Champion Award Patient Champion Award Andrea Bohun With Chris Cutting

Our patient champion award highlights an individual who has consistently and compassionately delivered excellent care and made a clear improvement to patient safety. A patient champion truly puts themselves in their patient’s shoes, understanding and empathising with their needs.

Winner: Andrea Bohun, Dementia and frailty projects support officer - Care of older peopleAndrea has shown dedication in truly understanding what matters to patients and carers through her continued drive to make improvements. Andrea is pictured above left, with Chris Cutting, League of Friends President.

Quality Improvement Award Quality Improvement Award Stephen Harrison With Pippa Richards

Our quality improvement award recognises an individual or team that had a clear plan which they followed through, making decisions, learning and improving along the way, and communicating with honesty and openness, to develop more effective services for our hospital.

Winner: Pippa Richards, Simulation and human factors fellow. Pippa has delivered a new and effective way of learning that has improved identification of the most unwell patients at Musgrove and enhanced the safety of their care. Pippa is pictured above right, with Stephen Harrison, Non-executive director of Musgrove Park Hospital.

Partnership Working Award Partnership Working Award Ear Nose And Throat Secretarial Team With Hayley Peters

This award showcases an individual or team who has worked in partnership with colleagues across the hospital or local health community, to deliver outstanding results.

Winner: Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) secretarial team. The ENT secretarial team has shown great commitment in developing junior colleagues, as well as dedication in achieving its targets. Members of the team have supported each other greatly, helping to make service efficiency even better. All but one member of the team are pictured above from left to right, with Hayley Peters, Director of patient care at Musgrove Park Hospital.

Behind the Scenes Award Behind The Scenes Award Leesa Ewing With Louise Kingsmill

This award celebrates a person or team who consistently goes the extra mile in their day-to-day work.

Winner: Louise Kingsmill, Electronic Patient Record (EPR) I.T training lead. Louise’s ownership and coordination of the IMS MAXIMS training programme and attentiveness in dealing with queries were pivotal in the successful training rollout. Louise is pictured above right, with Leesa Ewing, Commercial director of IMS MAXIMS.

Innovation Award 

Innovation Award Michael Thick With The Electronic Referral Service Appointment TeamOur innovation award is for an individual or team who had the confidence to break new ground to apply fresh ideas which made a real difference. Bringing their idea to fruition in the best possible way, this innovative colleague/team helped people to understand the bigger picture and their role within it, while inspiring them to embrace change.

Winner: e-referrals appointment team. The team has driven forward an innovative idea that has benefited not only patients but also colleagues and our community partners. Their work further supports our 'paper light' movement. Four of the team are pictured above, from second left to right, with Michael Thick, Chief medical officer and chief clinical information officer at IMS MAXIMS.

Inspirational Leader Award Inspirational Leader Award Shane Tickell With Jan Giles

Our inspirational leader award applauds someone who embodies our values and leadership behaviours, and through this inspires others to achieve their best. In everything they do they act humbly; listening deeply to understand the needs of others and search out solutions.

Winner Jan Giles, Senior sister, emergency department. Jan has worked at Musgrove for many years. Her colleagues speak so highly of her absolute dedication to doing what’s best for patients and going above and beyond to support and listen to her team. Jan is pictured above right, with Shane Tickell, Chief executive officer of IMS MAXIMS.

Emerging Leader Award Gemma Chappell With Gill Mccomas

Emerging Leader Award 

Our emerging leader award recognises someone new to a leadership role, whose positive energy and passion has enabled them to step up to the plate and make a difference.

Winner: Gemma Chappell, Project lead, Electronic Patient Record (EPR) team. Gemma’s impressive leadership and engagement skills were instrumental in earning commitment from her peers, to support success in her role as part of the electronic patient record programme. Gemma is pictured above left with Gill McComas, Non-executive director of Musgrove Park Hospital.

Fellowship Award Winner: Fellowship Award Colin Drummond With Julia Hogg

This award recognises people who have consistently and over many years made a positive contribution to our hospital. The winner of this award was chosen by our chairman, Colin Drummond.

Winner: Julia Hogg, Operational associate director of nursing. Julia is someone who has, in her many years at Musgrove, not only done her job extremely well, but also supported countless extra endeavours for the greater good of our hospital. Julia is an absolute credit to our hospital and always goes the extra mile for the benefit of the patients and the people of Musgrove. Julia is pictured above, with Colin Drummond, Chairman of Musgrove Park Hospital.