We are pleased to announce June’s winners of our recognition scheme, the ‘Bank Worker of the Month’ award. The scheme recognises NHS Professionals’ flexible workers who provide excellent quality of care to patients, achieve high standards across our core values and meet the 6Cs – care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment. There is an award for three categories; Care Support Worker or Healthcare assistant, Registered Nurse and Specialist Nurse.
The winners from June are:
Michael Cook, registered nurse, South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
“Nurse of the month award! I was convinced the email had been sent to the wrong address, but no, it was me. It was a surprise and left me speechless and I want to say thank you to those who have said nice things about me.
My background is in forensics but over the past year I have been working on Spruce suite, the very best drug and alcohol unit in the country. The wonderful staff have taught me so much about a very specialised area of nursing.”
Erick De Guzman, care support worker, Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
“I started with NHS Professionals last January 2014 as part of the Care Support Worker Development Programme. I am assigned to Princess Alexandra Hospital looking after stroke patients. In the stroke department, I’ve had a chance to care for patients with different kinds of nursing needs. In addition, I have also had the opportunity to work with a variety of health care professionals such as nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, etc.
I am grateful that I am the bank worker of the month for June and this very rewarding award will continue to motivate me to provide safe and effective care to the patients that I am looking after.”
Elaine Olowu, midwife, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust “I have been a midwife for many years and I am passionate about the care I give to all mums. I believe they should be treated equally and as individuals, and they should be supported by a great team to ensure that they feel confident during their time in Saint Mary’s Hospital.
Sometimes my colleagues need my support and I am passionate about helping junior midwifes reach their full potential.”
In order to win an award, our workers must fulfil the following criteria:
• Achieve ‘5 – Excellent’ on all five sections of the ‘Performance Evaluation System’, which is evaluated by the ward manager at the end of each of your shifts.
• Cancelled no shifts for the month that they are being considered for.
• Filled the highest shifts in the month for which they are being considered for.
Congratulations to our June winners of the award and thank you to all of our workers for ensuring our patients receive the best care possible and being great ambassadors for NHS Professionals.
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