The nursing team at Ward 64, Southern General Hospital (SGH) have been recognised for their exemplary care in this year’s NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) Chairman’s Awards.
The team were nominated by patients whose experience on the ward have been ‘first class’ and who were extremely grateful for such a well-prepared, competent and dedicated team.
The team were one of six individuals or teams presented at a special awards event held in the Radisson Blu Hotel last night.
The Chairman Awards honour those who have gone that extra mile to make a special difference to the lives of patients and their families as well as services which have been specifically designed to make life easier and better for patients.
Another worthy winner was the team behind the development of a new app which helps staff across Greater Glasgow and Clyde spot the signs and symptoms of sepsis and quickly begin the appropriate treatment.
SEPSIS is an intolerable and indiscriminate killer of people of any age, background and social status. It kills 37,000 people a year in the UK and causes more deaths than lung cancer or colon, breast and prostate cancer combined.
The sepsis app developed by Professor Kevin Rooney, consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in collaboration with NHS Education Scotland has already won awards.
Professor Rooney said: “I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of the team who have worked hard to develop an app that clinicians across GGC can use for prompt recognition, assessment and timely treatment of sepsis. Rapid initiation of simple timely interventions, including antibiotics and intravenous fluids, can reduce the risk of death by half.
“The Sepsis Screening app plays a vital role in this response by facilitating the three ‘Rs’ of the ‘deteriorating patient’ work, namely Recognition, Rescue and Review.”
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Chairman, Andrew Robertson, said: “Firstly I want to congratulate everyone who was nominated by either a patient or fellow member of staff. To be regarded so highly by others that they nominate you is an honour in itself.
“These awards present an opportunity to celebrate and recognise NHS staff who go just that little bit further to deliver first class service to patients or to support the services that keep the wheels of NHSGGC turning smoothly.
“Recognising and celebrating success and achievement is a vital part of showcasing the best of what the NHS is all about and encouraging others to aspire to greater levels of service, patient care and an effective health economy.
“To be nominated is an achievement in itself and says a huge amount about the depth of dedication and professionalism among our staff.”
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CHAIRMAN’S AWARD WINNERS
This award recognises the importance of staff innovations which helps and improves everyday practices in the workplace and/or approaches to patient care.
Gold Winner: Development of the National Early Warning Score and Sepsis Screening Tool
Commenting staff who have a Healthy Working Lives idea or have implemented an initiative to improve health eating, smoking cessation or improving mental health.
Gold Winner: Cervical Screening Social Marketing Campaign
This award recognises nurse(s) who demonstrate the best qualities of patient care and the ethos of nursing.
Gold Winner: Ward 64, Southern General Hospital
Patient Centred Care
For staff from different departments, directorates or services who are working together in new and co-operative ways to improve the way we deliver services to our patients.
Gold Winner: Neil Quinn, Janet Tobin, Ann Forsyth, Eastbank Training and Conference Centre
Using Resources Better
Specifically for staff who have increased efficiencies in the way they work or deliver services more effectively.
Gold Winner: Road to Recovery Implementation Programme
Recognising member of the public/staff who provide outstanding help and support through volunteering. People who go that extra mile, contributing tirelessly for the benefit of others.
Gold Winner: The Auxiliary Committee, Mental Health Services