12th July 2004 - Winners of Trust Awards Announced
John Lewis is the Chairman of the Eastbourne Hospital Trust. At an award ceremony in 2004 John said, "The Trust employs over 5,000 people all of whom are equally important to the final outcome. Of that large group, the Award Ceremony acknowledges a few, who have given that little something extra which, is much admired by patients and their relatives or by their colleagues. During NHS Week, can I take this opportunity to publicly offer my very sincere thanks to all staff for their loyalty, commitment, dedication and ability to cope with all extremes."
The winners of the second East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust Awards were announced at the Trust’s Annual Awards Ceremony held at the White Rock Theatre, Hastings on 9th July 2004. Over 350 people, including local civic dignitaries, attended the event which was presided over by Trust chairman John Lewis and chief executive Annette Sergeant.
The award winners were as follows:
Clinical Award is given to the clinician or clinical team whose research, clinical care or intervention has benefited patient care. The winner is Sister Helen Palen, Benson Ward Conquest Hospital.
John Lewis and Sister Helen Palen
Her nomination said, "Helen has continued to embrace change and is currently involved in carrying out an audit for measuring the outcome of intermediate care services in East Sussex. She remains after many years totally committed to delivering the very best of care to older people, their families and carers. She is a very popular ward sister and has earned the greatest of respect within her nursing team and the multidisciplinary workforce."
Improving Working Lives Award
Improving Working Lives Award is to the individual or team that has pioneered innovative developments in improving working lives of staff. The winner is Dr Joseph Alsousou, Orthopaedics Eastbourne DGH.
John Lewis and Dr Joseph Alsousou
His nomination reads , "Dr Alsousou has created an excellent orthopaedic admission for trauma and elective patient database. This is making the doctor's lives much easier as well as significantly improving the quality of data kept for use in audit and with time research. The database is very user friendly and has been created in Joseph's spare time improving patient tracking and day to day lists."
6th September 2005
Kim Hodgson joins Trust as new Chief Executive
Kim Hodgson has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust and will take up her new post on 10th October 2005. Kim is currently Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations at East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust.
On entering senior management she continued to study and obtained a MSc in Management and a PhD in organisational development. In 2004, she won the prestigious title of Manager of the Year at the National Health and Social Care Awards. Prior to working at East Kent Kim had worked at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, one of the largest hospitals in the country.
EASTBOURNE HOSPITALS TRUST
Occupational Health and Health and Safety Working Group
The Occupational Health and Health and Safety Working Group works with our Healthy Workplaces team to identify new work streams and issues which apply to the occupational health and health and safety remit in the NHS. The group meets formally twice per year and the majority of communications in between are via e-mail.
Trust News Archive - 2005 -5th July 2005
Winners of the 2005 Trust Awards Announced
The winners of the third East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust Awards were announced at the Trust’s Annual Awards Ceremony held at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne on 5th July 2005.
The special day also marked the 57th anniversary of the introduction of the NHS.
The NHS now employs around 1.3 million people in England, taking care of patients, clients and their families and carers in hospitals and out in the community.
Over 350 people, including local civic dignitaries, attended the event which was presided over by Trust chairman John Lewis.
John Lewis, Chairman said, “The Trust employs around over 5,200 people all of whom are equally important to the final outcome. Of that large group, the Award Ceremony acknowledges a few, who have given that little something extra which, is much admired by patients and their relatives or by their colleagues. On NHS Day (5th July), the 57th birthday of the NHS, may I take this opportunity to publicly offer my very sincere thanks to all staff for their loyalty, commitment, dedication and ability to cope with all extremes.”
As Steve Barnett, Director of NHS Employers, explains, "Tuesday 5th July is, more than anything, a celebration of one of the most varied and multi-talented teams of people in the world."
While a healthy NHS relies on many factors, the greatest benefit to patient care comes from those who work within the NHS - doctors, nurses, midwives, the healthcare scientists and therapists, those who look after the maintenance of the buildings, the administrative staff, those involved in research, and the people who are involved in the technology are essential to the running of such an organisation.
So Tuesday 5th July is a great opportunity for everyone to thank all the 1.3 million people who work within the NHS – and all those staff in Eastbourne and Hastings who continue to dedicate themselves to improving patient care.
Improving Working Lives Award
Is to the individual or team that has pioneered innovative developments, which have changed working practices, bringing about sustainable change for staff. The winners are the nurseries on both Hastings and Eastbourne sites - Health Tots Nursery and Rainbow Nursery respectively.
Monica Green presents the award
A nominator said, “Without them many of us would not be able to come to work. They are hardworking, supportive and always flexible. I am happy to come to work safe in the knowledge that my children are being cared for by caring and dedicated people, which in turn means I am happier and can offer a better service to service users. They really are the forgotten few!”
21st April 2004
"Back to the Floor" for Hospital Directors
Trust Directors went "Back to the Floor" to spend time in different areas of the Trust with front line staff seeing at first hand the issues they deal with on a daily basis.
Monica Green, Director of Human Resources, said, "Visiting different departments and spending time with staff is an enlightening experience; you can see the commitment and dedication of staff to provide a good quality service to our patients as well as seeing what really goes on."
Monica Green at the switchboard
"For the Directors to go ‘back to the floor’ is a valuable opportunity to see at first hand what goes on. We are able to see where our service fails to respond fully to the needs of the patient; the system creates unnecessary delays in the patient’s journey, and can very quickly facilitate the immediate implementation of all those brilliant ideas that staff have, but haven't felt able to put into practice".
Irene Dibben in the DGH kitchen
During the two week period Chief Executive, Annette Sergeant spent time with the bed management teams. Trust Chairman, John Lewis spent time in the out patient department at Bexhill Hospital. Director of Human Resources, Monica Green spent time working on the hospital switchboard and with staff in endoscopy while Chief Nurse, Cathy Stone worked with the porters and physiotherapists. Non Executive Director Irene Dibben worked for a morning in the DGH kitchens.
Staff have welcomed the opportunity to share their views and ideas with Directors and follows on from the success of a similar exercise last year.
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