Specialist Mental Health Trust to Bury, Rochdale, Pennine Care
Oldham, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop
Issue 32 November 2007
Trust services are officially ‘excellent’
The Annual Health Check, According to the Healthcare
the most comprehensive Commission, the Trust was Infection control
assessment of the NHS ever, was ‘good’ at managing its finances,
published on 18th October 2007 and the organisation has met under the spotlight
by the Healthcare Commission. its financial targets for the past Hand washing is the single most
Each NHS Trust in England is given two years, with arrangements effective way of maintaining good
a rating based on the quality in place operating effectively. levels of hygiene and reducing
of their services, and how well John Archer Chief Executive health care associated infections.
they manage their finances. commented, “This is outstanding Infection prevention and control
Pennine Care NHS Trust has news for the Trust. Congratulations measures are just as important
improved its performance in the are conveyed to all staff within for mental health services as
2006/07 Annual Health Check when the Trust and to all departments for other care organisations.
compared to the results of last year. who have worked extremely hard Continued on page 2
While achieving a significantly high during the past year at a time of
standard on its quality of services rated significant organisational change.”
as ‘good’ last year, this has risen to the
top score of ‘excellent’ – as assessed
by the Healthcare Commission, the
health watchdog for England.
The Trust fully met all its health
standards and all its new and existing conveyed to all staff
targets. Based on the Healthcare
Commission assessment, the Trust within the Trust and
also provided an excellent quality
of service to patients, having made to all departments
improvements compared to the who have worked
previous year. Patient feedback
from national surveys rates the extremely hard during l Catherine Forman, CNS Infection
Trust above the national average Control/Physical Health, tries
against all four domains assessed. the past year at a the ‘glow and tell’ box out on
The Trust has also improved its time of significant Dr Sudhir Kaligotla, Medical
results for its use of resources, Director and David Curtis,
which was rated as ‘fair’ in 2005/06 organisational change” Executive Director of Nursing
to ‘good’ for this year’s results. and Integrated Governance.
In this issue ...
l Infection control under the spotlight l Services in Bury transformed l Birch Hill Hospital upgrade
unveiled l Our NHS, Our Future l Complaints department excels l Volunteers congratulated by the Board
l Trust says farewell to … And welcomes … l World Mental Health Day celebrations l Personal safety
highlighted during SAM l Black and Minority Ethnic Staff Network launched l Your chance to win a
week’s annual leave! l Trust attracts more members l Oldham celebrates Disability Awareness Day
l Riddle-solver donates winnings l Cannabis Awareness Week l Trust Awards Spectacular
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Infection control under the spotlight
Continued from page 1
Catherine Forman, CNS Infection
All clinical areas should now have
posters with guidelines for hand
all areas of the hands are cleaned Birch Hill Hospital upgrade unveiled
properly. The training will include the
Control/Physical Health for the Trust, decontamination. Posters for the use correct procedure and technique using Paul Rowan MP formally the Birch Hill site, and site security These premises now provide us with
would like to remind staff of the of hand gel should be situated at the a ‘glow and tell’ box which shows up opened the newly refurbished has been upgraded with improved a sound foundation from which
Infection Control Strategy which can entrance of all units and all clinical the areas missed when hand washing. premises on the Birch Hill site in lighting, CCTV, fencing and modern we can continue to develop and
be found on the intranet within the staff should have personal hand Link professionals will be shown how Rochdale on the 7th September. personal safety systems for staff. modernise mental health services.”
Infection Prevention and Control Policy. gel dispensers, apart from Forensic to use the ‘glow and tell’ box so Birch Hill provides accommodation John Archer, Trust Chief Executive,
The hands of staff are the most and High Support who have risk they can take it onto their ward or for inpatient mental health services said, “We would like to thank l From left to right: Stephen
common vehicle by which micro- assessed this and decided against the department and ensure all staff get a for adults and older people, and Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton Netherwood, Head of Service,
organisms are transmitted to patients, use of personal dispensers. All areas chance to practice their technique. outpatient services for service PCT, and Rochdale Metropolitan Adult Care, Rochdale MBC Adult
but quite often staff do not wash their should have hand gel dispensers Additionally, Catherine will be rolling users of all ages. The services have Borough Council for their support in Care Service; Jean Ashworth,
hands in between seeing different in clinic and treatment rooms. out hand washing training for all Trust been the subject of a £7 million achieving this significant investment Rochdale MBC; MP Paul Rowen,
patients and also often not effectively. All clinical staff will be receiving HQ staff so that when they visit clinical upgrade within the last 18 months in Rochdale services. We’d also Barry Windle RMBC, and Terry
Hands should be washed properly to mandatory hand washing training as areas they will be aware of the need for to enable staff to provide better like to thank all staff working McCabe, Trust Chairman.
ensure micro-organisms are removed. the technique is important to ensure correct and effective hand washing. quality care in safe environments at the Birch Hill site who have
that are fit for purpose. continued to deliver care during
A 16 bedded assessment ward the extended building period.
for adults has been developed
Services in Bury transformed
alongside accommodation for
the Borough’s Crisis Resolution
Home Treatment Service. In
The Trust was delighted to physical and mental health needs. We would also like to thank all addition, there is a new ward for
officially open the brand new The scheme will support the move staff working at the Fairfield site who older people designed to enable
inpatient facility at Fairfield of older people’s inpatient beds from have continued to deliver care during separation of people with dementia
Hospital in Bury – named the ageing facilities at Ramsbottom the extended building period.” and functional illness, as well as
Irwell Unit. Ivan Lewis, MP for Cottage to a newly refurbished ward Carer Lily Reid, who championed a newly refurbished day service.
Bury South and Minister for in Pennine House on the Fairfield site. a long-standing campaign for better All these facilities have single room
Care Services, performed the John Archer, Trust Chief Executive, facilities in Bury, commented on the provision, with en-suite facilities,
official opening ceremony on said, “This major investment new facility, “People with a serious and allow access to outside areas.
Friday, the 12th October. represents a significant step forward mental illness deserve the best – Staffing levels have been increased
The Trust has invested £7.3 million in the modernisation of mental and only the best is good enough.” within these areas during this time.
in building a state-of-the-art 44 health services in the Borough. Outpatient facilities have also been
bedded Adult Unit on the Fairfield site, We would like to thank Bury PCT, l Ivan Lewis MP for Bury South improved with the development of
which is an extension to the existing and Bury Metropolitan Borough and Minister for Care Services, a modern and welcoming facility
facility at Roch House. In addition Council for their support. Lily Reid and John Archer, Chief for children and adolescents, which
to this, commissioners Bury Primary Executive, unveil the plaque. provides interview and therapeutic
Care Trust (PCT) will be funding the rooms as well as a staff base. In
running costs of the new unit to addition, the adult outpatient service
the tune of £400,000 per year. has been relocated and expanded.
The new unit comprises of one The refurbishment programme
24 bedded admission/assessment has enabled all the mental health
ward, and one 20 bedded Enhanced services to be relocated to the top of
Care ward. It replaces the two
admission wards (27 and 28) which
were based at Pennine House.
The design of the wards has been
undertaken in consultation with a
Bury project group, to ensure that
the new facility provides a high
Our NHS, Our Future
quality environment for service The Our NHS, Our Future Team l Fair – equally available to all Your views will be used to inform the
users, their families and staff. wants to hear the views of l Personalised – tailored care providing next stage of discussions with staff,
The development means that not all those with an interest in convenient access to services the public and patients. All responses
only will we be able to provide a building a better health service. l Effective – delivering the will be treated confidentially. They
better quality of care and a greater Patients, staff and the public best outcomes for patients may use quotes from your responses,
range of therapeutic activities for are all invited to contribute. l Safe – as safe as it possibly can be but these will be anonymised.
adult inpatients, there are also The subject is vast, but the interim
major benefits for older people report from Lord Darzi (which can be Tell the team what you think of this
requiring inpatient care. We will be found on www.ournhs.nhs.uk) sets vision and why. Send an email to:
better able to provide for both their out his vision of a world class NHS as: ourNHS@dh.gsi.gov.uk.
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Complaints department excels Trust says farewell to…
The Trust aims to provide an However, the Trust is working hard to of IT systems (to allow information to
efficient, effective and safe service change this culture, by focusing on be easily passed between the Boroughs The Trust said farewell to Chairman of the Trust, Terry wish her good health and
and this is achieved and experienced the learning and quality improvements and the Complaints Department), the Dr Di James, following McCabe, said, “It is sad that happiness for the future”.
in the majority of cases. However, in which are highlighted by complaints. development of new investigation four years of an illustrious Pennine Care will see the departure
a large organisation which provides We are pleased to report that over guidance and training, and of course, career with Pennine Care of Dr Di James whose skill,
a service to so many people, it is the past number of months, Pennine the commitment and hard work of all and indeed the NHS, which knowledge and contribution to the
acknowledged that sometimes Care NHS Trust has exceeded its own staff involved in complaints handling. she joined in 1979. Trust Board and to the organisation
things can go wrong, cause concern, expectations, with more than 90% of It is commendable that we have A retirement event was held on as a whole has been significant
or fall below the expectations of complaints being responded to within reached our goal, however it is important the 28th September, where many to say the least. Di’s involvement
our service users and carers. the national timeframe. The Complaints that we strive to maintain this position of her colleagues paid tribute in so many areas of Trust activity
It is following these experiences Team would like to extend their thanks over the coming year. It is hoped to the significant contribution has served to ensure both the
that complaints may be made. to the Borough Governance Managers that, with the ongoing support of our she has made to the Trust. reputation of the organisation and
Complaints are key indicators for and all other members of staff who colleagues, we can maintain this standard Dr James joined Pennine Care in galvanised the vital contribution
service improvement and few can have contributed to this achievement. and continue to learn from the valuable 2003 as Medical Director, before from our excellent clinical teams.
evaluate our services more than The rise in the response rate has been feedback that complaints can provide. which she was the Medical Director Needless to say she will be missed
those who experience them first due to numerous factors, including: of Merseycare NHS Trust in 2002 by the Board and her many friends l Terry McCabe, left and John
hand. Complaints have, in the past, the appointment of a permanent Carol Haydock and of Ashworth Hospital in 1998. and colleagues, and I personally Archer, right, with Di.
been perceived in a negative light. Complaints Investigator, the streamlining Complaints Manager
Chairman retires achievements to the dedication expressed how dearly he will be
Volunteers congratulated by the Board Terry McCabe retired from
his post as Chairman at the
and commitment of its staff and
his colleagues on the Board.
During his term with the Trust,
missed. The Trust wishes him
all the best for the future.”
A lunch was held with members Gill Wharton is the Volunteer with the new Divisional PALS Offices. end of September. Staff and Terry played a strong role in staff
of the Board to present certificates Coordinator for Stockport and her Kathleen Dixon, from the the Trust Board gathered to support and also pioneered the
to the latest cohort of people who volunteers have been contributing Communications Department pay tribute to the Chairman Trust’s Protocol agreement, signed
completed the accredited volunteer to the delivery of occupational has developed a ‘brand’ for our at a moving retirement event up to by Greater Manchester NHS
training. It was also an opportunity therapy on the wards at Stepping Hill. volunteering and hot off the press held on the 26th October. Trusts, Greater Manchester Police
to thank all our volunteers and Discussions have been held with the is a poster which we will be using Terry joined the Trust since and the Crown Prosecution Service,
those involved in supporting them. organisation that will be operating across the Trust’s footprint, together its inception in April 2002 prior to tackle abuse against NHS staff.
Pennie Friel is the coordinator for the new café at the entrance to the with leaflets. The leaflets give a bit to which he served as Chair of John Archer said, “Terry has
the accredited training and will be mental health unit in Stockport, with more information about volunteering West Pennine Health Authority demonstrated tremendous
starting a new course in October, in the outcome that we will be managing with the Trust and also point out and was on the Board of Greater leadership and brought a wealth
Bury and in Stockport in May 2008. the volunteer input for that service. that the Trust actively encourages Manchester Ambulance Service. of experience to his role. He has
Pennie is now also working on a We are also currently working volunteering as a pathway for Terry commented on the offered a great deal of support to
programme to provide an induction day closely with Glenys Ogden and Liz future employment if that’s what significant improvements the myself and my colleagues on the
geared specifically to our volunteers. Lawton to establish the scheme people would like to achieve. Trust has made over the past Board and has made a significant l David Curtis and John
The first will be held in January 2008 and in Rochdale and Oldham. five years and attributed the impact among staff who have Archer with Terry.
there will be eight sessions a year held Jim Gosney from the Patient Advice Lillian Yates
between the North and South divisions. and Liaison Service (PALS) office PALS/Voluntary Services Manager
Lynette Whitehead, the Volunteer coordinates the volunteer scheme
Coordinator for our pilot Borough within Trust Headquarters and will be l The Volunteers with members
Tameside, has now achieved the target
of an initial 12 volunteers; some of
recruiting PALS Volunteers to work of the Trust Board. And welcomes… He started his career as a trainee
accountant with British Gas then
whom are pictured. Lynette has been The Trust is pleased to moved to FEB Ltd. (subsidiary of
encouraged by the positive reaction of announce the appointment of Sandoz) where he worked in the
all staff involved with the scheme who a new Chairman, by the NHS UK and overseas. John then worked
have developed creative, meaningful Appointments Commission, for Terosyl Ltd, Bury for a short
role descriptions and have given time to to serve on its Board. period before taking up the position
the recruitment interview also putting John Schofield has been as Financial Director of Seddon
the applicants at ease. We now have appointed for a four year Atkinson Vehicles Ltd (subsidiary
volunteers on the adult acute wards, period which commenced on of FIAT Ltd). In 1999, he was
in the older people’s service, child and the 1st November 2007. promoted to Managing Director.
family services and in the community. John is a qualified accountant John is delighted with his new
Allison Byrne is the Volunteer and has held many senior appointment as it enables him to
Coordinator for Bury and some financial and general “give something back” by applying his
of her volunteers who presently management positions in his management skills in the development
work closely with her at Choices 40 + years career to date. of the Trust at such an exciting time.
were also at the lunch.
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10th October 2007 Black and Minority Ethnic Staff Network launched
World Mental Health Day celebrations Pennine Care NHS Trust was pleased
to launch its Black and Minority
UK Black History Month exists to
increase awareness of the contributions
We are grateful to the University of
Manchester, Rochdale Heywood and
Various events were held across OLDHAM: Staff at the Phoenix Ethnic Staff Network (BMESN) at that BME people have made and also to Middleton Primary Care Trust, and Care
the Trust’s footprint to celebrate Centre in Oldham, along with a a high profile event at Dukinfield celebrate the many successes of people Services Improvement Partnership for
World Mental Health Day. Here number of community groups Town Hall on the 17th October. from BME backgrounds. their contribution to this event, and of
are some of the highlights presented a spectacular evening The Trust was especially honoured With this strategic timing, we hope to: course to Julie-Jaye Charles for lending
from this year’s celebrations. of dance for all the family at to welcome keynote speaker, l raise awareness of the network such a prestigious air to the event.
Chadderton Town Hall, Oldham. Julie-Jaye Charles, Chief Executive within and beyond the Trust Trust Chief Executive, John Archer
BURY: A Mental Health Awareness The ‘Dance Spectacular’ evening Director of Equalities National l share good practice around cultural said, “The Trust is fully committed to
stall was held in the Millgate Shopping was part of World Mental Health Council and Ministerial Adviser. competency, diversity and equality the network’s ongoing development
Centre to provide information about Day celebrations to raise awareness The Trust is seeking to develop l show our ongoing commitment and success, and this formal launch
services and support available in of the positive contribution greater diversity within the organisation to valuing diversity and BME staff is an important part of this.”
Bury. The stall was well attended people from Oldham’s mental as a service provider and as an Workshops were held on the day to
with approximately 1,000 visitors. health community make. employer. In terms of ethnic diversity, reflect the above themes, facilitated by l David Curtis, Director of Nursing
Additionally, CHOICES held a There was something for everyone we recognise that promoting and people with a wealth of knowledge and Integrated Governance and
‘Coffee and Cream Team’ event. on the night, from Old Time sequence supporting the Black and Minority regarding mental health, race equality, Mansoor Shah, Non-Executive
Staff were on hand to discuss services to Polish Folk, Oriental Belly dancing to Ethnic Staff Network (BMESN) is cultural competency, diversity, inclusion Director with Julie-Jaye Charles.
and support available to individuals. gyrating Jitterbugs where young and a crucial part of achieving this. and good practice in these areas.
Over 120 people visited the premises old spectated as well as participated. Nationally, the aims of BME
leading to a busy but enjoyable day. Adult and Community Services Staff Networks include:
Both these events were ‘manned’ by run the Phoenix Centre jointly in l Working towards having a diverse
volunteers and staff from the statutory, partnership with Pennine Care NHS workforce at all levels of the NHS
voluntary and independent sector. Trust. The centre provides a service l Celebrating the success
Their aim was to promote mental for people who experience mental of BME individuals
health recovery and wellness health problems by offering group l Providing a place for BME staff to
and to raise the general public’s and individual support, and also have their own debate about current
awareness of mental health has a specialised team which helps NHS issues in order to affect future
issues and reduce its stigma. individuals to return to employment. service developments and strategies
Photograph courtesy of Oldham Advertiser
From all the extremely positive Social inclusion and recovery are including those for staff development.
feedback received from all the events, central to the ethos of the centre. These positive aims have the
it is safe to say that Bury had a very Sandra Doherty, event organiser full support of the Pennine Care
successful World Mental Health Day. and deputy manager at the Phoenix Trust Board, and in last 18 months,
Helen Carson Head of Social Care Centre said, “We are so excited the Trust’s BMESN has gone
Commented: “World Mental Health about the enthusiasm of people for from strength to strength.
Day in Bury celebrated recovery from events like this in Oldham. It’s great It is no coincidence that this launch
mental illness and challenged public that so many people are getting took place in October – which is Black
perceptions around mental health. together, getting active and dancing History Month. Black History Month first
On behalf of Pennine Care NHS Trust together for a great cause.” began in the UK in London in the late
and Adult Care Services I would like On the day, several schools 1980’s, and since then has increasingly
l Top: Raising awareness in Bury.
to thank all those who work so hard joined in on a dance-a-thon to been celebrated throughout the UK.
Middle: Getting into the groove.
to achieve such a successful day”. raise mental health awareness. Bottom: Mayor Ann Wingate and
Sandra Doherty join in the fun.
Back by popular demand …
Personal safety highlighted during SAM Your chance to win a week’s annual leave!
To mark the NHS Security Awareness be tolerated. The posters, which are provide Personal Safety training. It is As part of Pennine Care’s winner will be granted an extra the Trust intranet, or from the FT
Month (SAM) in November, the refreshed every two months, highlight vital that all staff attend regular training Foundation Trust bid, we week’s paid annual leave. Project Office, tel: 0161 604 3374.
Trust once again focused on the need to risk-assess and follow updates, as well as become familiar with once again need your help to To enter, simply ask your partner,
raising staff awareness of personal the Staff Working Alone Policy. the relevant policies and procedures. assist us in recruiting public friend or a family member(s) to The closing date is Friday
safety and security issues. Joe Preshur, Pennine Care Local Now that the evenings are darker, members to our Trust. complete the official prize draw 25th January 2008.
The Trust’s Think campaign continues Security Manager Specialist (LSMS) is it is especially important to report Following the success of our membership form. The more
to be promoted, and has led to the
development of a series of posters,
available to offer advice and to carry
out security and risk assessments in
any faults to external lighting, plus
any other issues that may put people
summer campaign, we are
repeating the staff incentive
members you introduce, the
greater your chances of winning. Happy
each giving a clear message that
verbal or physical aggression will not
your area. Chris Nelson, Personal Safety
Promotion Officer, is also available to
at risk, the Estates Maintenance
Helpdesk, tel: 0161 604 3030.
by inviting you to take part in
a prize draw, where the lucky
Full details, including forms,
are available to download from recruiting!
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Trust attracts more members Riddle-solver donates winnings
A winner of a Greater Manchester
The FT Project Team has been Three members of the FT project competition run by the Bible Society,
extremely active in recruiting team attended the Stockport MIND donated her winnings to the
members from our local AGM on the 24th September, Oldham Substance Misuse Service.
community to join the Trust. organised by the Stockport and Barbara Raynor-Taylor, a nurse
District Association for Mental Health. from Royal Oldham Hospital, was the
Twenty-one new members were winner of a unique competition that
recruited including Richard Wickison, teased commuters from across Greater
General Manager and Dr Mehta, Manchester earlier in the summer.
Chairman. The Mayor of Stockport, The scratchcard competition, The Riddle
June Somekh also attended this event. of Life, was run by the Bible Society during
Tameside and Glossop Association of summer. It was based on solving seven
MIND organised an event at the Ashton biblical riddles that were advertised across
Town Hall to mark World Mental Health Greater Manchester on hundreds of
Day on the l Above: Lisa Howarth, Membership billboards and bus shelters, as well as on
10th October 2007. This was a & Communications Officer, dresses trams, buses, taxis and even beer-mats.
fantastic event with stalls, art, music, up at the Ashton Town Hall event. The eventual winner would get to choose
drama, tai chi and belly dancing. which local good cause they would like
l Louise Bishop, Karen Byrne, Eight staff members from the the prize money of £7,000 to go to.
Laura Dunmore, Lisa Howarth and Trust attended and recruited Barbara Raynor-Taylor’s son
Chris Round at Etherow Park. 61 new members. experimented with drugs and as she felt
We are pleased to announce the Oldham Substance Misuse Service
On Sunday, the 23rd September, that we now have 2,500 members is doing such a great job in the area,
the Trust attended the Stockport who will have the opportunity she wanted to give them a helping
Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walk to influence how mental health hand. Thanks to Barbara, the Oldham l Pictured with the symbolic giant 2p piece signifying the donation is Tony Lilley, Social
at Etherow Park, Compstall. This is services are developed locally. Substance Misuse Service will really Worker from Oldham SMS, with Sue Green, Bible Society and Barbara Raynor-Taylor.
an annual event which was a great benefit from the kind donation.
success for the six staff members l Right: Karen Byrne and Nicola Tony Lilley, a Social Worker from the This donation will help us to continue It will also enable us to continue
who recruited 78 new members. Grimley bang the drums. Oldham Substance Misuse Project, said: to offer our services to people living in to offer support to their families.
”We’re delighted to receive this very Oldham. We’ll be able to go on helping We’d like to say thank-you to
generous donation in recognition of those with substance misuse problems Barbara Raynor-Taylor and to the
our work. to make positive changes in their lives. Bible Society for this gift”.
Oldham celebrates diversity at the Disability Awareness Day
Staff from the Community and Tina Oliver (Project Workers from
Cannabis Awareness Week
Mental Health Team at Beeches Hollies Resource Team and volunteers). Oldham Substance Misuse Service, people’s workers were unaware of
and the Hollies Resource Team It was a fun and information- in collaboration with Connexions, the risks cannabis may have on young
delivered a workshop on mental packed event about current issues on the Early Intervention Team and the people and their mental health.
health services/issues on the disability, equality and the different University of Manchester (MIDAS), The Cannabis Awareness Week
2nd August 2007 at the Queen services that are provided for the held a Cannabis Awareness Week was a pilot project which they would
Elizabeth Hall in Oldham. diverse communities of Oldham. between the 5th – 12th October. like to repeat in the future on a larger
The event, which was presented There were information stands Due to reports and research which scale incorporating other teams and
by Adult & Community Services for at the event with staff and other highlights the increased prevalence professions as well as including other
free – ‘Independent living services’ professionals on hand to offer advice of cannabis use amongst young drugs that affect people’s mental health.
– celebrated diversity at the Oldham on disability and mental health services people with mental health problems, Featured in the photograph is the
disability awareness day. Various to service users/carers, volunteers the purpose of the week was to large two pence piece, a symbol
workshops were held on the day and members of the community. raise awareness among services of the donation made to Oldham
along with drama and music. Everyone who attended gave positive that work with young people. SMS by Barbara Raynor-Taylor (see
The mental health awareness feedback on the event, especially During the week, Oldham SMS the above article). In making the
workshop was delivered in partnership on the mental health workshop presented to a total of 72 professionals, donation to the service, Barbara
with Salim Khan (Approved Social facilitated by the above colleagues. ranging from teachers and learning requested some of the money is spent
Worker/Care Manager/BME from For further information, please contact: l Salim Khan (ASW/Care mentors at secondary schools, to the on cannabis awareness as she was l Marlon West, Dual Diagnosis
Beeches CMHT) and Michael Castle Manager, the Beeches) and YMCA, Kick Start and other teams aware of the increasing problem. Nurse at Oldham SMS (right) in
(Mental Health Social Worker/BME from Beeches CMHT, 0161 909 8060 Mohammed Islam (Project Worker, within Connexions. The feedback Oldham SMS would like to front of one of the information
Maple House) and Mohammed Islam Maple House CMHT, 0161 344 8000 the Hollies) at the event. from the team’s work over the week thank everyone involved in stands with Martin Sutton,
has been very positive as many young making this event a success. Connexions Centre Manager.
Trust awards spectacular
On 23rd November at the Prize Winners
Queen Elizabeth Hall in Oldham,
Pennine Care NHS Trust, Claire Hodgson Nursing Excellence Individual Excellence
staged its third and finest yet Award (For nurses without a Award for Direct Care:
annual Awards spectacular. professional qualification) 9 Samantha Evans, Support
As over 400 members of staff, family North Division Winner: Time and Recovery Worker,
and friends poured into the richly 1 Lee Birchenough, Technical Recovery and Inclusion Team,
decorated hall, they soaked up the Instructor, Phoenix Centre, Oldham Heathfield House, Stockport
festive atmosphere, and settled down to South Division Winner:
celebrate achievements, toast each other’s 2 Ben Hulme, Nursing Assistant, Individual Excellence Award
success, and dance the night away. Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport for Support Services:
Executive Director of Nursing and Specialist Services Division Winner: 10 Carol Haydock, Complaints Manager,
Integrated Governance, David Curtis, 3 Diane Tatlock, Clinical Governance Department,
was Master of Ceremonies, whilst Nursing Assistant, Stansfield Trust Headquarters
newly appointed Trust Chairman, John Place, Rochdale
Schofield, presented the awards. 4 Overall Winner: Lee Birchenough Equality and Diversity Award:
Also at the ceremony, some 11 CAMHS BME Project
members of staff were recognised for Claire Hodgson Nursing Excellence
25 years’ service with Pennine Care Award (For nurses with a Social Inclusion Award:
and its predecessor Trusts. This is an professional qualification) 12 Social Inclusion Team,
extraordinary achievement and the North Division Winner: Chadderton Court, Oldham
Trust thanked these individuals for their 5 Dawn Parker, Deputy Clinical
commitment to the service and the NHS. Lead, Irwell Unit, Bury Above and Beyond Award:
During his closing remarks, John South Division Winner: 13 Jackie Kindell, Speech and
said, ‘Although the award winners 6 Julia Kilfoyle, Acting Ward Language Therapy Manager,
deserve our warmest congratulations, Manager, Warren Ward, Stepping The Meadows, Stockport
I am conscious of the fact that the Hill Hospital, Stockport
Trust has so many members of staff Specialist Services Lifetime Achievement Award:
who, although not recipients of a Division Winner: 14 Joyce Parkinson, Clinical Pathway
trophy tonight, continue to enhance 7 Joyce Parkinson, Manager, Heathfield House, Stockport
the image of Pennine Care by virtue of Clinical Pathway Manager,
their dedication and professionalism. Heathfield House, Stockport Team of the year:
I’d like to extend my thanks and Overall Winner: 15 Orchard House Day Hospital,
appreciation to every one of you.’ 8 Joyce Parkinson Oldham
The Trust would like to thanks
its sponsors – CSIP (Care Services 1 2 3 4
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough
Council and Oldham Metropolitan
Borough Council – for making such
a brilliant evening possible.
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