Inspirational Musgrove staff recognised at hospital awards ceremony - 07 September 2017

Inspirational Musgrove staff recognised at hospital awards ceremony - 07 September 2017

Healthcare staff and volunteers at Musgrove Park Hospital were recognised for their outstanding contribution to the care of patients at an awards ceremony last night (Wednesday 6 September).

The annual Musgrove Awards for Tremendous Achievement, or MAFTAs, celebrated the achievements of those who went the extra mile to make a difference to their patients.

The event, held at Somerset County Cricket Club, was sponsored by a number of companies, including partners that the hospital works with, and others from the local community.

The MAFTA 2017 winners were:

Patient Champion Award sponsored by George Brothers

Winner: Christopher Knight – consultant paediatrician

Christopher was described as providing inspiring, gentle leadership, putting the new born baby and mum at the heart of everything he does – a real credit to Musgrove.

Quality Improvement and Innovation Award, sponsored by Bevan Brittan

Winner: Fracture Clinic Triage Service

In the first two months of this new service, over 500 patients were treated in the correct specialist clinic on their first appointment. This means patients don’t need a second appointment and the waiting room is less crowded. THE hospital has had great feedback from patients on this.

Volunteer of the Year

Winners: Betty Tovey - volunteer

Betty is a truly invaluable member of the team; positive, enthusiastic and reliable, and the time she gives makes a real difference.

Partnership Working Award sponsored by Q-Park

Winner: Fracture liaison service

The work done by this team has led to the International Osteoporosis Foundation awarding Musgrove’s fracture liaison service a “Gold Standard” for achieving a score of over 80 per cent in all 10 assessed domains.

Emerging Leader Award sponsored by Apetito

Winner: Lee Koppa – medical equipment lead

Lee has given great support to making Musgrove’s theatres more efficient, which means the hospital is able to treat more patients every year. His impressive leadership and engagement skills have been instrumental in earning commitment from his colleagues.

Behind The Scenes Award sponsored by Knight Electrical

Winner: Admissions team

This team was described as enthusiastically working with others at the hospital to improve the way theatre slots are booked. They took on board feedback which led to changes to the system to improve patient care and make things simpler for other departments.

Outstanding International Colleague of the Year, sponsored by CPL Healthcare

Winner: Marcelo Soco – charge nurse ITU / HDU

Marcie was one of the first nurses from the Philippines’ at Musgrove and in her 17 years she has become an integral part of the intensive therapy unit (ITU). Through a number of nominations the judges heard how Marcie made a difference to everyone, colleagues and patients alike.

Inspirational Leader

Winner: Halley Kimber – senior ward sister – Exmoor short stay reablement unit

Halley’s colleagues spoke very highly of her dedication in doing what’s best for patients and going above and beyond to support and listen to her team. They said Hayley was truly an inspiration.

Patients’ Choice

Winner: Nicky Forsyth – lead colorectal cancer nurse specialist

The patient who nominated Nicky described her as someone who offered exceptional care in all areas. They said she gave ‘confidence, confidence to face it and confidence to beat it’.

The Musgrove Fellowship Award.

Winner: Ian Eyrebrook – consultant general surgery

In his many years at Musgrove, Ian has not only done his job extremely well, but also supported countless extra endeavours to benefit the hospital.

To see more photos from the MAFTAs, click here.