South Eastern Trust celebrates staff innovation at awards ceremony

The South Eastern Trust recently held an awards ceremony to showcase their forward thinking staff and their projects.

The Awards focused on the pillars of the ‘Trusts Quality 4 All’ strategy; Safety, Quality and Experience of Care, Our People, Improving Value for Our Population and Health and Wellbeing of the Population.

Encompass Lead Pharmacist, Erika Hughes won the Safety, Quality & Experience category for her MacMillan Breast Clinic Transformation Project. The project set out to achieve 80% of patients attending for chemotherapy treatment to be treated within 30 minutes of their scheduled appointment time to improve patient experience.

A Recruitment and Retention in the Downe Hospital Wards project was the winner in the ‘Our People’ Category. Project leads Cathy Curran and Caroline Smith aimed to improve the recruitment and retention of staff into the hospital by 80% with a deadline of Autumn 2022, the project also sought to improve the student experience on the in-patient wards.

Chief Executive, Roisin Coulter with Barry Rooney, winner of the Health and Wellbeing category

Assistant Director for Elderly Services, Jo Burns, won the ‘Improving Value for our Population’ category, with her innovative Enhancing Capacity in Domiciliary Care project. This project aimed to introduce a digitalisation system by May 2022 and to reform the independent sector sourcing model by September 2022. Following its implementation, the Trust has calculated that having the system has improved efficiency and through monitoring with, 1,001 hours of additional care secured from the existing workforce.

The ‘Ask HIM Peer Mentor Service’ won the ‘Health and Wellbeing of the Population’ category. Health Development for Prisons staff member, Barry Rooney, along with his team set out to establish a Peer Mentor Service that provides a supportive and informative engagement for 80% of people arriving in HMP Maghaberry for the first time.

Chief Executive, Roisin Coulter, who attended the awards said: “The ‘Quality 4 All Awards’ demonstrate the exceptional improvement work that our teams are taking forward throughout the Trust. I would like to congratulate everyone who submitted their work. “

Chief Executive, Roisin Coulter with Cathy Curran and Caroline Smith, winners in the Our People category.
Chief Executive, Roisin Coulter with Erika Hughes, winner of the Safety, Quality and Experience category and Acting Ward Sister, Macmillan Unit, Angela Berry
Chief Executive, Roisin Coulter with Jo Burns and the Domiciliary Care Team, winners in the Improving Value for our Population category.