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July 2010 Issue Number 119
                                                                                        Tameside Hospital
                                                                                                        NHS Foundation Trust

  Helen’s proudest
                                                                                                                  Top score for
                                                                                                                  Tameside Hospital
                                                                                                                  TameSide Hospital has received

                                                                                                                  the best score in the region
                                                                                                                  for communication skills,
                                                                                                                  according to new figures.
                                                                                                                     The hospital has scored
                                                                                                                  98 per cent – 10 per cent
  TAMESIDE Hospital’s Helen             Helen, who                                                                above the regional average
  Howard has received national       played a key                                                                 – for the procedures it has
  recognition for her work with      role in ensuring                                                             in place for good nurse/
  new and expectant mums.            Glossop mum-                                                                 patient communication.
    Helen, Tameside’s infant         of-two dawn                                                                     The Trust’s director of
  Feeding Co-ordinator, narrowly     Hockey won                                                                   Nursing, Philip dylak, said:
  missed out on being named UK       her campaign                                                                 “This is an excellent result
  midwife of the Year, finishing     to receive donor                                                             and demonstrates just how
  runner up at the British Journal   breast milk,                                                                 seriously we take good
  of midwifery awards.               was one of just three to make           Honoured: Helen, left, and           communication at Tameside.
                                     it through to the final stage.          above receiving the award               “it is the key to good patient
                                        “i’m very proud and very             PiCTUReS COURTeSY OF THe             care and we know the difference
                                     pleased,” said Helen. “This             TameSide adVeRTiSeR                  it can make to a patient’s
                                     is not really about me, it’s                                                 experience in hospital and so
                                     about the women and the                 Royal College of midwives and        it is essential we have these
                                     children i work with.                   the Lord Lieutenant of merseyside.   systems in place. To score so
                                        “Winning awards is not the           The prestigious ceremony             highly is a signal of our intent
                                     reason i do this job, but i feel very   was held at Le méridien Hotel        to continually improve the
                                     privileged to have been nominated.      Piccadilly, London on June 4.        care we offer patients.”
                                         “it was a good night. i               Helen was nominated for               The audit was undertaken as
                                        received a very nice trophy and      the award by Carol Porteous,         part of Tameside’s involvement in
                                          certificate. my phone never        Lecturer at The University of        the Greater manchester essence
                                            stopped buzzing through          manchester and Supervisor of         of Care network, established
                                               the evening with people       midwives at Tameside Hospital.       to improve the quality of
                                                 wishing me well.”             Lesley Tones, Head of midwifery    the fundamental aspects of
                                                     Helen, who trained      and Women’s Services at Tameside     nursing care. Communication
                                                    at Tameside and has      Hospital NHS Foundation              is one of essence of Care’s
                                                      been a midwife         Trust, said: “We are so pleased      11 key benchmark areas.
                                                       at the hospital       for Helen, she thoroughly               Paula Porter, GmeC’s Regional
                                                         since 1998, was     deserves this recognition.           audit Co-ordinator said: “One
                                                         presented with        “We are very proud of the          of the basics of good nursing
                                                         her trophy by       maternity services we are able       is good communication with
                                                         dame Lorna          to offer mums and babies here        patients. Failure to communicate
                                                         muirhead, former    at Tameside and Helen sums           well with a patient right
                                                         President of the                 Continued on page 5     away will destroy the delicate
                                                                                                                  nurse/patient relationship.

INSIDE: Bra-vo to midwives/3                          Excellence in Care Awards/5                             Garden completed/7
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 2             StaffMatters July 2010

                                     Leading the way
                                     TAMESIDE Hospital has been            improvements and measure standards              staff working at Tameside that we
Less gassing                         named as a high performing            of hospital treatment in five key               have scored so highly in these areas.”

as Trust goes                        hospital in the North West for
                                     hip and knee surgery and its
                                                                           areas, has published the results from
                                                                           year one which show Tameside is
                                                                                                                             The results mean Tameside has
                                                                                                                           secured over £150,000 in additional
back to nature                       treatment of pneumonia by
                                     Advancing Quality, an innovative
                                                                           among the best in the region.
                                                                             Launched in October 2008, aQ
                                                                                                                           funds to invest in clinical services over
                                                                                                                           the coming months. Factors driving
iT’S all systems go for a wood-      improvement initiative, in            scores how well trusts are delivering           the Trust’s success include focusing
fuelled heating system that          results published today.              against key quality of care measures.           on improvements to the patient
will give real momentum to             advancing Quality                         Tameside has a score of 94.5%             pathway and hospital experience.
Tameside Hospital’s purge            (aQ), a programme                               in hip and knee surgery,                Building on the US experience
on carbon emissions.                 designed                                               putting it in the top five     with a similar scheme, advancing
  The ‘bio mass’ boiler will be      to drive                                                 of the 36 hospitals          Quality identifies key clinical
the warmth behind the new                                                                     from across the North        processes for each treatment
multi-million pound HiT (Health                                                              West taking part in           area and measures that these are
improvement in Tameside) building                                                           the programme. in the          carried out consistently by clinicians
project, due for completion                                                               treatment of pneumonia,          in every participating hospital.
by the end of this year.                                                                 the hospital scored 74%,            The following factors were
  Three new operating theatres, a                                                       which puts it in the top half      important in the two areas where
centralized x-ray department and                                                       of trusts in the North West.        Tameside performed best:
a dedicated integrated childrens                                                    These score shows how                  Pneumonia
unit are just some of the services                                                 successfully doctors, nurses            l Undertaking an early
to be housed in the new facility.                                                 and other clinical staff are             assessment of how much
  The boiler, which will provide                                                  delivering to the agreed quality         oxygen the patient is getting
the base heating load for the new                                                  standards for their patients.           l making sure that patients get
buildings occupied by Tameside                                                         Tariq mahmood, Tameside’s           the right antibiotic and get it
Hospital NHS Foundation                                                             medical director, said:                administered as quickly as possible
Trust and Pennine Care NHS                                                           “These are excellent results          l Providing consistent and
Foundation Trust, will reduce                                                         and demonstrates our                 effective smoking cessation advice
the hospital’s gas consumption                                                         commitment to providing             and counseling to all patients
– a major factor in the hospital’s                                                      excellent patient care. it         Hip and knee surgery
carbon reduction scheme.                                                                  shows just how well              l making sure that patients
  designed to comply with all                                                                this trust is performing      get appropriate antibiotic drugs
relevant clean air legislation,                                                                in relation to other        before surgery, to protect them
the boiler will burn wood                                                                         hospitals in the         from the risk of infection
chips or wood pellets from                                                                          region. it is a        l making sure that all appropriate
renewable sources. it has                                                                             testament to         actions are taken to reduce the risk
been installed and will be                                                                             the calibre         of dangerous blood clots (venous
operational from this October.                                                                         of doctors,         thromboembolisms) forming.
  Tameside Hospital is aiming                                                                         nurses and           l Taking action to
to slash its carbon emissions                                                                        other medical         minimise re-admission
by 10 per cent in the next five

                                       New benchmarking process begins
years, as part of a national drive
by NHS organizations to help the
environment. The NHS represents
three per cent of total UK carbon      NeW methods of reviewing            Naz Khadim, has introduced a                  against the level of care required
emissions, with an annual energy       activity, staffing and              range of systems to support staff             ranging from 0-3. each level
bill of more than £500 million.        demand are under way.               in the data collection process,               identifies the inclusion criteria
  For its part, the Trust hopes          The association of UK             scoring, flow charts, and web-                and guidance on the care to
that by cutting its overall            University Hospitals (aUKUH)        based training opportunities.                 assist the matching process.
energy consumption it can              acuity and dependency Tool            The methodology involves                        The Trust began collecting
reinvest the money saved on            has been developed to help          collecting data at the same time              its data from June 7 covering
energy bills into patient care.        NHS hospitals measure patient       – 3pm - each year for 20 days                 approximately 13 adult areas
  and those aims have been             acuity and dependency to inform     as oppose to the current twice                covering the main specialties
further boosted by the news            evidence-based decision making      yearly reviews in January and June            across medicine , elective
the Trust has been accepted            on staffing and workforce.          to enable benchmarking across                 and Women’s health.
onto the NHS Carbon                      The project team is being led     participating organisations.                  l Further details - contact
management Programme.                  by the deputy director of Nursing     Patients are matched                        Naz Khadim.
                                                                                   July 2010 StaffMatters                                       3

                                                                                                                                         Bye bye bra:
                                                                                                                                        hospital staff
                                                                                                                                           shed their
                                                                                                                                             bras for

Trust Safety Day
STaFF from across the hospital
                                         Bra-vo to the midwives
                                         A GROUP of staff from Tameside       to as many people as possible.         funds for the trust but also
presented changes they had               Hospital shed their bras – in a        The bin was one of a                 to get women recycling
implemented in their work area           bid to raise awareness of the        number being put in place              their old bras!” said Helen,
to improve patient safety and to         importance of breastfeeding.         around the country to coincide         infant feeding co-ordinator
prevent any similar incidents from         The women, which                   with National Breastfeeding            with Tameside Hospital NHS
happening as part of the Trust’s         included the hospital’s head         Awareness Week which                   Foundation Trust. “Most
fourth Safety event in may.              of women’s and midwifery             ran from June 21-27. A                 women just put their bras in
  attendees heard a number               services Lesley Tones, Helen         permanent fixture, it will be          the bin but by recycling we
of presentations during the day          Howard and Louise Burrows,           used to collect unwanted               can help women in third world
focussing on a range of subjects         braved the elements to               bras which will then be sent           countries while also helping
including decontamination,               dump their underwear in              to third world countries.              us to raise some much needed
implementation of WHO                    a special recycling bin.               The maternity unit’s charitable      funds. I hope staff and visitors
checklist, and the importance of           In a scene reminiscent of          fund will benefit for every            will support this initiative.”
immunisations for healthcare.            Harrogate’s famous Calendar          kilogram of bras donated                 She added she was hopeful
  There was an outright winner           Girls, they posed for the local      with £5 for every 5kg.                 both staff and visitors would
and two runner-ups who had               press to get the message out           “This is aimed at raising            contribute to the scheme.
equal score. The top prize
of £50 vouchers was won by
the infection Control team               Induction programme
with “The end of the LiNe for
bacteraemia”. The two runner-           THe NeW Patient Focussed              necessary competency tools to          incorporates the new Health &
ups receiving £25 vouchers each         induction programme is now            complete in the clinical areas.        Social Care advisory (HaSCa)
are Physiotherapy with “Oxygen          embedded well within the                Naz Khadim, deputy director of       self assessment audit tool,
Safety – the Trust’s response to        trust and has come in for some        Nursing, said: “We are confident       recently launched as part of
NPSa alerts” and diabetes Nurses        positive feedback from staff.         that the programme will provide        the dignity in Care campaign.
with “diabetes - Think Glucose”.          The programme has increased         the staff with the skills, support       it allows staff the opportunity
  everybody who took part               the frequency of courses in July to   and knowledge to respond               to reflect in some detail on
received a participation certificate.   accommodate additional staff.         to and meet the individual             the many personal attitudes
  The event took place in Werneth         The programme lasts five            requirements of our service users.     and practice issues raised by
House and was organised by              days and covers a range of              “Staff report that they feel "less   dignity in Care challenges.
the Risk management Team                subjects, including professional      pressured and more able to meet          The new programme
with sponsorship provided               conduct and customer care.            and deliver care in a compassionate    will continue to be rolled
by Smiths medical.                        each member of staff is             and patient focussed way."             out on a quarterly basis to
                                        provided with a portfolio and the       The programme also                   capture new starters.

4             StaffMatters July 2010

 Claire’s new challenge
 From June 2010, i’ll be saying        Happy staff, happy patients              and the healthcare that they              through forums and other means.
 farewell to the Knowledge             evidence shows there is a correlation    deliver (department of Health             i’ll also be putting things in place
 and Library Service (i will miss it   between improved employee                (2003), Staff involvement: Better         to listen to and act on staff
 very much) and a big hello to         satisfaction and improved patient        decisions, Better Care).                  suggestions, increase provision for
 Staff engagement, which i am          satisfaction and outcomes, and that      Engagement at Tameside                    mentoring at work and finding
 very excited about! ‘But what         engaged staff are more productive,       in my role as Staff                         out what you think it would take
 is ‘staff engagement’ and why         less prone to absenteeism, less likely   engagement Project Lead,                        to ensure Tameside General
 should it matter to us? Here          to be involved in accidents at work      i will be spending the next                       is the Hospital of Choice for
 is a brief introduction which         and less likely to leave their jobs.     12 months working with                              both patients and staff.
 i hope will set the scene.            Making work meaningful                   colleagues, including Staff                            if you have any questions or
 A great place to work                 through staff engagement                 members of Council,                                  ideas about the role or if you
 We all spend a huge amount of time    Staff engagement goes beyond             to address levels of                                      would like to become
 at work, so it makes sense that we    job satisfaction and is not just         staff engagement                                             involved, i’d be
 should want our time here to feel     about motivation. it is about staff      across the Trust.                                             happy to hear from
 positive’. So how can we improve      feeling that work is meaningful,         i’ll be involved                                               you on extension
 our own experience at work?           wanting to support their colleagues      in refreshing the                                              4118 or by email.
 and how can we work together          and do their best to meet the            Staff Charter
 to ensure that the experience of      aims of the organisation. it is also     and looking at                                             Claire Bradshaw
 patients, visitors and staff at the   about involving staff in decisions       increasing staff                                           Staff Engagement
 hospital is excellent in every way?   that affect their working lives          involvement                                                Project Lead

My Great running feat
TAMESIDE Hospital pensions             the finish line with Charlotte’s hand       “On a personal level, training for
officer Ruth Bates completed           in mine in 2009 was one of the           this run has helped me immensely
a personal challenge when              proudest moments of my life. during      as i am healthier than i have ever
she crossed the finish line of         last year’s run, i noticed lots of       been. i have lost weight and i
this year’s Great Manchester           people wearing t-shirts belonging        have even given up smoking! i
Run. Here she talks to Staff           to different hospitals and i thought:    am so glad that i have been able
Matters about the feat.                “Right, next year i am going to get      to give something back. i ran for
  “i am really proud to offer          a team from Tameside Hospital            the audiology department as i am
my congratulations to over 50          together”. if only i had known           a (youngish) hearing aid wearer
people who ran for Tameside            how complex that would be!               and they have helped to empower
Hospital Charitable Funds in this         “Twenty three hospital staff          me, and i now feel proud instead
year’s Great manchester Run.           including two doctors, lots of nurses    of embarrassed, (well most days,
  “Last year i ran with my sister      and radiographers (including one         apart from when they whistle if you
Charlotte, who spurred me on every     who had a cast on his foot, which        want to kiss or hug someone!).            a further 10 people.
time i wanted to give up! Crossing     didn’t get removed until the 10th           “my childhood friend, Claire             “also running was my best friend
                                       of may!), physios, support staff         armitt, who is a children’s nurse,        Cher, who ran for the amputee
                                       and our Chairman and director            also ran last year and she organised      fund here, and family and friends
                                       of Finance also ran.                              her dad and brother, as well     of the staff here, (my sister and
                                                                                     as five others from her brother’s    her best friend included!)
                                                                                        company aviva, to run for           “Watch this space for
                                                                                           the children’s fund.           an announcement for next
                                                                                                “Because i wanted         year’s run, perhaps we can
                                                                                               a better time this year,   get 100 runners……
                                                                                               because i led the          Ruth Bates
                                                                                                team (and because         Project Officer
                                                                                                 i secretly wanted
                                                                                                  to beat my sister. i
                                                                                                   enlisted the help of   Left: Emma Webster, Kev Wilshire,
                                                                                                    a personal trainer,   Ruth Bates, Amanda Fletcher, Liz
                                                                                                     Kevin Wiltshire.     Sodha, Cher Payne and Karen
                                                                                                     He ran with me       Brown (Director of Finance).Staff
                                                                                                      on the day, and     and friends of the hospital.
                                                                                                      helped to enlist    Above: Mike Mcluskey
                                                                                           July 2010 StaffMatters                                            5

    Kerry chosen as first winner
    WARD sister Kerry Lyons is                                                          voucher and certificate before the      win, so please find the time
    the first winner of Tameside                                                        Trust Board meeting on 29 July and      to nominate them.”
    Hospital’s Excellence in                                                            will be entered for the excellence in     Judging for the Quarter 2
    Care Award after being                                                              Care - Winner of the Year award.        excellence in Care awards is about
    nominated by patients,
    staff and relatives for her
                                                        Excellence                        The judging panel also awarded
                                                                                        a “Highly Commended” award
                                                                                                                                to take place and nominations
                                                                                                                                for the Quarter 3 awards are now
    outstanding commitment                           in Care Awards                     to Julie evans, Clinical Lead –         open – they can be made through
    to high quality care.                                                               Central delivery Suite, for going       the specific cards or online, using
      Kerry, who was described as                                                       the extra mile in supporting            the dedicated page on the Trust
    ‘an ambassador for the hospital’                                                    bereaved parents. Julie will be         website. Nominations can be put
    by her colleagues, said she was                                                     presented with a £25 gift voucher             forward by patients, staff and
    speechless on hearing she had                                                       and certificate before the                       members of the public.
    been chosen to receive the award.            ensuring that Tameside is the          Trust Board meeting.                                 For further
      The excellence in Care awards              local hospital of choice                 director of HR david                             information, please
    were launched in January 2010 to               39 nominations were received         Wilkinson said: “These                              contact david
    recognise those members of staff             for the Quarter 1 awards and these     awards recognise two                                Wilkinson, director of
    and volunteers who have delivered            were considered by a judging           individuals who have                                Human Resources, on
    the highest possible standards of            panel that included the director       exemplified excellence                                   extension 6820.
    care and demonstrated exemplary              of Human Resources, director           in all that they do.
    performance and an outstanding               of Nursing, 2 Public members of        We know there
    level of service delivery.                   Council and 1 Staff member of          are many
      The award is given each quarter                                 Council.          other people
    to the employee that has:                                           Kerry will      within this
    l Particularly impressed with                                     be presented      hospital who
    their attitude, behaviour                                         with a £75 gift   deserve to
    and standard of work
    l Gone ‘above and beyond’ the                                   Excellent: Winner Kerry
    call of duty in carrying out their role                         Lyons, right, and highly
    l Given their utmost in                                         commended Julie Evans, left

Helen’s proudest moment
Continued from page 1                         mastectomy
                                              at 15 weeks.
up everything that is good                    The extensive
about what we do here.”                       course of
  “it is a privilege for our maternity        chemotherapy
services to have someone of the               she had to
calibre of Helen as part of our               undergo
team. She has literally moved                 meant she
mountains over the past several               was unable
years to improve our support,                 to breast
knowledge and skills to ensure                feed alex
that midwives and support staff               herself when he was born
are able to empower women                     prematurely in November at
in their feeding choice.                      a neighboring hospital.
  Helen was instrumental in
ensuring mum-of-two dawn
                                                But although doctors there
                                              agreed to provide the milk until
                                                                                        World Elder Abuse Day
Hockey won her campaign to                    dawn could feed alex herself,             THe HOSPiTaL gave its backing to         Partnership (TaSP).
receive donor milk in a story                 she was left devastated when              the 5th annual World elder abuse           TaSP organised an information
which generated national                      the milk was withdrawn.                   awareness day which took place           display stand on the corridor
headlines last year.                            after enlisting the help of             on Tuesday June 15th 2010.               outside the staff restaurant to
  dawn, 28, was diagnosed as                  Helen, she was successfully                 Staff members were joined              raise awareness of elder abuse
having breast cancer 12 weeks into            able to continue feeding her              by colleagues from the                   and provide information on a
her pregnancy and underwent a                 son with donated milk.                    Tameside adult Safeguarding              difficult and emotive subject.

  6             StaffMatters July 2010

Working in
                                           Volunteer Viki is
NHS Professionals are the
leading employer of flexible
                                           a shining example
workers in the NHS.                       EVEN as a hospital volunteer,                                                to hang onto her,” says Gita.
   Registered Nurses & Care               it was clear Viki Brookes had                                                   Viki moved into the department
Support Workers – do you want to          ‘something special’ about                                                    as an admin assistant on the
work extra hours in your Trust?           her – just ask her boss.                                                     new banking system, and when
   if so, it couldn’t be easier              and luckily those words                                                   a position came up in February
to join NHS Professionals as              were heeded as Viki – who’d                                                  2009 she applied for and got the
an internal employee                      previously taken a career                                                    job – the rest is history, as they say.
– Log on to www.                          break – is today a highly valued                                                it’s a real success story for                   member of the education                                                      Viki, who says her new career
– Select profession                       and training department.               Special: Viki Brookes with Gita Patel is perfect: “i do a part time
– Follow the step by step instructions       Her swift rise from volunteer to                                          job i really enjoy and best of
   NHS Professionals also have a          staff member in two years is proof      and i thought that becoming          all i get to spend quality time
web page on the Trust’s intranet          of just how far aptitude, initiative    a volunteer would be a good          with my family. as a volunteer
site which is updated on a regular        and dedication can take you – and       way of gaining work experience       i gained a lot of confidence –
basis with all the latest news            it’s an equally glowing testimony       and updating my office skills.       confidence which i’d lost having
and information you need as an            to the opportunities provided             “i contacted the Trust’s           been out of the employment
NHS Professionals Flexible Worker.        by the voluntary services team.         voluntary services department,       market for those years, and
l Your local contacts are:                   “The experiences i’ve had            who placed me in the newly-          while employed i’ve completed
– Pauline Harris (Trust Liaison           and the skills i’ve gained since        built education, training &          courses in english, maths and
Co-ordinator) – 07879621241               taking up the voluntary position        development building, and started    an NVQ Level Two information
– Linda Lord (Nurse                       have been very rewarding, and           in January 2008, doing general       Technology qualification.
Lead) – 07786390039                       to be able to gain a permanent          clerical and administration duties      “To anyone unsure about
   Welcome to all the new starters        post has been wonderful,” says          two days in a week,” adds Viki.      what career direction they want
and best wishes in your career            Viki, who’d previously been               it wasn’t long before her          to take or what training they
with Tameside General Hospital            a law firm Pa for 10 years.             supervisor, mandatory Training       might need, i’d recommend they
                                             “i had my second child in            Officer Gita Patel, had marked       consider joining the voluntary
Tameside softball                         2002 and decided to take some           her out as one to watch: “it was     services, it’s benefited me so
HOSPiTaL staff wishing for a              time out while the children were        obvious that she had something       much. i also want to thank all
change from the World Cup                 young. after five years, i decided      special about her – she picked       of the education, training and
may want to take the chance               the time was right to get back          up tasks very easily and used her    development team for giving
of getting involved with a new            into the employment world,              initiative well, so i knew we had    me the chance to succeed.”
softball league this summer.
  mossley Sports Forum is working

                                         Triathlon invitation extended to all
with BaseballSoftball UK, New
Charter Housing, Tameside Sports
Services and the SPaa to establish
this league this summer.                 aRe you interested in                    finally ending with a 6km multi            Tameside Hospital or for Willow
  Peter Wilkinson, chairman of           competing in a triathlon, either         terrain run. The group event               Wood Hospice, who are the
the mossley & district Sports and        individually or as part of a             Relay Race consists of a 750m              headline charity this year.
Leisure Forum, said: “This could         group on 3 October 2010?                 swim, off-road mountain bike                 if you are interested in running
be a good opportunity to improve           Tameside Sports Services are           ride 13km (two laps for groups             for the hospital as part of a group,
the health and well-being of any         hosting the Tameside XL Triathlon        of four), and a 8.8km run*.                either running, swimming or
Tameside Hospital employees who          for the second year. it is unique           *Three or four-person relay             cycling, or as an individual and
would like to try out a new sport.       to Greater manchester and takes          teams welcome – one swimmer,               competing in the whole event
  “The emphasis in the recreational      in the breathtaking views of             one or two cyclists (one lap each          please contact Ruth Bates on ruth.
league will be to "keep active;          Stalybridge Country Park, Walker         if two cyclists) and one runner.  or via x6198.
get fit; and have a laugh!"              Wood Reservoir and the Pennine              We are looking for employees            l For further information
  Tameside Sports Services               Bridleways, all on our doorstep!         and friends to enter this                  please see www.uberfitevents.
will be providing multisports              The triathlon will take place at       challenging but fun filled                 com/tameside.html.
sessions for young children while        the Copley Centre in Stalybridge,        event either as an individual                P.S. Ruth will be doing
their parents are introduced to          with the individual event consisting     or as a team of three and                  the 500m pool swim in her
the new game of softball.                of a 500m pool swim, 13km                you can do it for charity.                 wonder woman costume and
l For more, contact Peter on             off-road mountain bike ride and             You can choose to run for               needs a 2nd cyclist please…
01457 873865 or 07719 961101.
                                                                                  July 2010 StaffMatters                                          7

     Legacy boost for Tameside a&e
aCCideNT and emergency                  to staff and patients as they         legacy left to the hospital last       just over £1m, has also been
staff will be wheeling in               are much more modern and              year - the largest bequest the         used to fund a package of
a new era in patient care               purpose built. They are far           hospital has ever received.            radiology equipment which
thanks to a £1m legacy.                 more comfortable and use the            it was made following the            will be housed in a special
  Tameside Hospital NHS                 latest technology to reduce the       death of the last surviving            ‘ditchfield Suite’ in the hospital’s
Foundation Trust is to spend            risk of sores and infections.         member of the ditchfield family.       new £112 million PFi building,
part of the funds replacing the            “They are much easier to             mary ditchfield and her late         due to open later this year.
outdated trolleys in a&e.               manoeuvre for staff which is very     brother James ditchfield of              The Trust’s director of Nursing
  more than 30 of the new               important considering how many        Wilshaw Lane, ashton, agreed           Philip dylak said: “This is the
models will be wheeled into the         times patients are transported        to leave the residue of their          most generous bequest this
hospital later this summer, offering    to X-ray on them. The other           estate to Tameside Hospital NHS        hospital trust has ever received
patients a more comfortable             advantage is that unlike the          Foundation Trust’s charity funds.      and we are overwhelmed by
experience and making it easier         existing trolleys, these can be         Living their whole lives in the      the kindness of this local family.
for staff to move people around.        used for full body X-rays without     Tameside area, they wanted to          They truly cared about investing
  david Kinder, the hospital’s          having to move patients.”             give something back which would        in their local community and
medical equipment manager,                 The equipment has been             benefit their local community.         we have thought very carefully
said: “This will be a huge boost        funded thanks to a £1m                  The bequest, which totals            about how to use these funds.”

Garden completed
THE GARDEN situated
between the Education
and Training Centre and
Occupational Health
is now complete and
available for use.
  The garden was designed by
Groundworks after consultation
with key stakeholders. it has
been designed and developed to
reflect the comments recorded
through the consultation
for a tranquil environment
with scents and textures
selected to relax and calm.
  The consultation also identified
the need for accessibility of
disabled/elderly patients and
family members and the need
to have intimate areas where                                                a further mosaic has been
you are not exposed to other                                                placed along the retaining wall       New Look
people’s gaze, i.e. angles of                                               seat which was commissioned           THe HOSPiTaL’S electronic
seating not face-to-face.                                                   by one of the donor families.         library catalogue has undergone
  The final design has considered                                              The living willow screen,          something of a makeover.
these comments by ensuring                                                  pergola and curving path help to         it’s now even easier for staff to
that there are no steps and            in the designs for the garden        enclose the central seating area      check loans, renew them and make
there are private places to sit.       from the start of the project.       with the round paving mosaic as       reservations – all from their desks. it
  The garden has mainly been              a mosaic has been included,       its focus. The planting has been      can be done from the library pages
funded by a charitable donation        this depicts landmarks from          chosen to bring seasonal interest     on the intranet, using a library
to the hospital but there has also     the towns within Tameside            and colour throughout the year.       membership number and PiN.
been involvement from a family         and Glossop. it is a circular           The garden will have a formal         if you don’t yet have a PiN just
and friends of one of a further        design and has been laid in the      opening and naming ceremony           call in and speak to a member of
donor, who have been involved          flooring area near the seating.      in the next few months.               staff or email

 8                     StaffMatters July 2010

 The Trust welcomes a number of Bank / Locum / Relief                                miss   Beverley      dunkerley     Staff Nurse GeN
 staff who also commenced in april & may
                                                                                     miss   Rosievel      Hadloc        Nursing auxiliary
 mr.                       Pennington     Colorectal Support Nurse
                                                                                     miss   Claire        Kirkham       Staff Nurse GeN
 miss      maria           martin         Nursing auxiliary
                                                                                     mrs.   Jacqueline    Spence        Staff midwife
 miss      Karen           Stevens        Nursing auxiliary
                                                                                     ms.    Christine     Bradley       Neonatal Nurse
 mr.       Ruari           Cassidy        Outreach Nurse
                                                                                     miss   Christina     Charles       Staff Nurse GeN
 miss      Natalie         Jordan         Staff Nurse GeN
                                                                                     mrs.   Shiji         George        Staff Nurse GeN
 dr        Ghazwan         albayati       Senior House Officer (maU)
                                                                                     mrs.   Wendy         Gregory       assistant Technical Officer
 miss      Lisa            Constantine    Clerk/Receptionist
                                                                                     miss   Gemma         Lumley        midwife - Rotational
 mr.       Jonathan        dave           Physiotherapist
                                                                                     miss   Jodie         macLeod       Staff Nurse GeN
 mrs.      Julie           Boulakhras     medical Secretary
                                                                                     mrs.   Kerry         Parry         Staff Nurse GeN
 mrs.      Christine       Leigh          Nursing auxiliary
                                                                                     miss   deborah       Shaw          Staff midwife
 mrs.      ann             dewberry       Outreach Nurse
                                                                                     mrs.   donna         Stott         Staff Nurse GeN
 dr        ahmed           almari         Consultant
                                                                                     mrs.   Kelly         Williams      Staff Nurse GeN
 dr        Krishan         Vedi           Locum Cons - elderly medicine
                                                                                     mr.    Karikari      appau         Nursing auxiliary
 mr.       adam            Sandiford      Nursing auxiliary
                                                                                     ms.    Wendy         Hill          Nursing auxiliary
 mrs.      Jane            Leach          Outreach Nurse
                                                                                     miss   Jennifer      Ball          Hydrotherapy/O/P Therapy assistant
 mrs.      margaret        mazadza        Staff Nurse GeN                            miss   Gertrude      Nic Philib    medical Staffing Workforce manager
 mrs.      Selina          Walsh          Community midwife                          mrs.   ann           Seymour       Nursing auxiliary
 mrs.      maxine          dickson        Nursing auxiliary                          miss   Lucy          Branson       materials mgmt assistant
 mrs.      Rachael         Bligh          Stroke data Collection Officer             ms.    maria         Clark         Support Secretary
 ms.       Judith          Noonan         Nursing auxiliary                          mrs.   Leanne        Harvey        Staff Nurse GeN
 miss      Leanne          Rigby          Nursing auxiliary                          mrs.   Tracey        Welsh         Ward Housekeeper
 mrs.      Felicia         Taylor         Staff midwife                              mrs.   Corinna       Clayton       Nursing auxiliary
 mrs.      Suzanne         aylett         Business development manager               mrs.   Jane          Harvey        Staff midwife
 mrs.      Julie           Fishlock       Staff Nurse GeN                            miss   andrea        Nicholls      Staff Nurse GeN
 miss      debra           mawdsley       Staff Nurse GeN                            miss   Pauline       Swindells     Nursing auxiliary
 mrs.      Brigid          Rossiter       Planned Care manager                       mr.    andrew        Whalley       Nursing auxiliary
 mrs.      Wendy           Banton         Nursing auxiliary                          miss   Johanna       Bolt          Staff Nurse
 mrs.      Lesley          Cockcroft      Nursing auxiliary                          miss   Rhiannon      davies        Staff Nurse GeN
 ms.                       mifek          Staff Nurse GeN                            mrs.   Pauline       Griffiths     Staff Nurse GeN
 mrs.      Louise          Nelson         Staff midwife                              mr.    Jason         Lester        Staff Nurse
 miss      Janette         Ogley          Neonatal Nurse                             ms.    alice         mcgregor      midwife - Rotational
 dr        Haris           Rathur         Consultant (m.a.U.)                        mrs.   Sheena        Simpson       Staff Nurse
 miss      Grace           Schofield      midwife - Rotational                       mrs.   Gonul         Uner          Staff Nurse GeN
 mrs.      alison          Wood           Support Secretary                          miss   Samantha      Shaw          Nursing auxiliary
 miss      Rebecca         Cook           Nursing auxiliary                          miss   ann           Crabtree      Nursing auxiliary
 miss      Loreta          Tuazon         Nursing auxiliary                          mr.    darrell       Caws          Nursing auxiliary

                                         The wheel on the left contains one nine-                         Once again we had large amount of
           A           I                 letter word. Can you work out what it is?                      entries to last month’s competition.
                           S             Please send your entries to:                                     Congratulations to everyone who
                                         manni Taylor,                                                  correctly identified all the birds.
                           W             day Surgery/endoscopy Unit                                       Person chosen randomly from the correct entries
                                         Stamford Building                                              was duncan Hampson from Services manager wins
           A           S                 or email:                             2 cinema tickets kindly donated by Cineworld.
                                         Closing date 13th July 2010.

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