Excellence of East Cheshire staff recognised in first ever Celebrations Yearbook | Knutsford Times

Excellence of East Cheshire staff recognised in first ever Celebrations Yearbook

By on July 30, 2019

East Cheshire NHS Trust has created a new Celebrations Yearbook showcasing the achievements of its staff over the past year.

The first of its kind, the trust’s Yearbook highlights the excellent work which has taken place across its hospital and community teams in Macclesfield, Congleton, Knutsford, Wilmslow, Poynton and surrounding areas.

Among many other achievements, the Yearbook describes how the trust:

  • Received a ‘Good’ overall rating from the Care Quality Commission with areas of outstanding practice identified.
  • Won a HSJ patient safety award for its innovative approach to managing periods of high demand.
  • Again received a strong endorsement as a place to work via the latest NHS Staff Survey, maintaining or improving its position across all measurements.
  • Worked with the National Autistic Society to become the first accredited hospital.
  • Was again recognised as one of the top 40 hospital operators by CHKS and also received CHKS’s ‘Most Improved Trust’ award.
  • Won a regional award for ‘Helping Flo’ campaign, a video showcasing how the public, staff and partners can help to improve patient flow during busy periods.

East Cheshire NHS Trust Chief Executive John Wilbraham said: “I am delighted to launch our first ever Celebrations Yearbook highlighting the achievements and successes of trust staff over the past year.

“It is wonderful to see so much good work which has taken place across our organisation brought together in one publication. While a comparatively small NHS trust, we undoubtedly punch above our weight in many areas and had lots to celebrate in 2018/19 which I hope local people will enjoy reading about.”

Also included in the Yearbook are the wide range of awards, celebrations and accolades the trust uses to recognise colleagues who have shown particular dedication and professionalism in the interests of their patients.

The document also showcases some of the fantastic work which has taken place in support of the trust’s official charity ECHO over the past 12 months. This includes Macclesfield’s Pancake Race and several admirable sponsored challenges carried out by staff, patients and their family members in recognition of the excellent care our staff have provided.

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