CWP recognises outstanding achievements at annual awards

11 June 2019

People from across #TeamCWP have been honoured for their outstanding achievements at the trust's annual awards show.

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) held its annual CWP Recognition Awards on Thursday 6 June at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall. The event serves as an annual opportunity to honour the tremendous and tireless hard work of our workforce volunteers and partners in their efforts to provide outstanding care.

The full list of worthy winners is below, along with the citations they received from their colleagues: 

  • Annual Going the Extra Mile award - Paul Bailey

    Paul went above and beyond his duties to support one of our service users diagnosed with terminal cancer. He visited the  gentleman twice each day, supporting him with fluids and diet; liaising with more senior members of the team, family, and other agencies to ensure that he received the best possible care, emotional and practical support to the service user and his family.

    Paul was pivotal in securing a place at thelocal hospice, where sadly the gentleman passed away shortly after his admission. He continued to liaise with the family, providing them with support while the funeral was being arranged.

  • Outstanding Contribution to Patient Care - Josephine Worthington

    Josephine has developed and delivered integrated older people’s mental health care within the Knutsford care communities. Josie works tirelessly to engage frontline clinicians including district nurses, practice nurses and GPs to help support older people with mental health needs. She has built up trust and developed new relationships with clinical staff within the care community in Knutsford.

    The redesign of the clinic has reduced waiting times for a diagnosis of dementia from 16 weeks to 3 weeks. Josie has a great sense of humour, a practical pragmatic way of solving problems and encouraging others to be able to innovate and deliver person centred care.

  • Outstanding Contribution to Clinical Support Services - Tim Jenkins

    Tim Jenkins is flexible, reliable, dedicated d compassionate. Tim proactively looks at risks to the delivery of our services, supporting managers and clinicians to co-ordinate actions, and monitor risks. Tim has excellent relationships regionally, he is part of a larger emergency planning team, working with both NHS organisations, NHS England and private organisations so that we work together to support the needs of patients should there be a major
    incident.

    Tim is very measured in his response; he is unflappable and effective. He has transformed the
    emergency planning services.

  • Outstanding Contribution to our Communities - Emma McGee

    Emma is dedicated to those who suffer with dementia and supporting their loved ones. She shows the values of the 6Cs in her everyday clinical practice on Cherry Ward. Emma has set up an intergenerational group through the development of Memory Café’s, not just at the Cherry Ward but also Chester Zoo, Upton Lea Resource Centre, Bowmere hospital as well as carers of people in the Countess of Chester hospital.

    This development has brought the elderly people into contact with younger people, enabling younger people to fi nd out more about people with dementia needs. This has helped forge bonds between generations. It has also improved the cognition and mood of people with dementia.

  • Outstanding Contribution to Research, Innovation and Quality Improvement - Dr Sujeet Jaydeokar

    Dr Jaydeokar has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to research and innovation throughout his career, dedicating a huge amount of his personal time and energy in pursuing a number of projects that enhance the quality of care as well as the quality of life for service users and their carers.

    This has been done through a variety of local and national initiatives. Dr Jaydeokar has been one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the centre for Autism, neurodevelopmental disorders and Intellectual Disabilities (CANDDID) within CWP. He is very innovative in developing solutions to improve effi ciency within team processes such as piloting a dedicated MDT dementia clinic as well as an Autism diagnostic clinic.

  • Outstanding Contribution through Leadership - Tracey Williamson

    Tracey is a fair, kind, empathetic and relatable team manager. Tracey is a positive infl uence and role model for all of our team, going the extra mile to support staffs wellbeing. Tracey provides passionate leadership and has a can-do attitude to support the recovery of people and an ethos of recovery focused care.

    Tracey is dedicated to coproduction and involving people who access services, in shaping and developing them. Tracey puts value in everyone’s opinion, be it staff, volunteer or service user; she will always stand up for the service user ensuring that their voices are heard. Tracey values those around her and works hard to keep the team going.

  • Outstanding Contribution to Volunteering - Margo Burrows

    *Please note, pictured left is CWP volunteer lead, Catherine De Zwaan who accepted the award on Margo's behalf*

    Margo is both friendly and professional with service users and a positive asset to the “Otago exercise session” that is ran on Cherry Ward on weekly basis. Margo is a valued and committed member of CWP’s Occupational Therapy team on Cherry Ward. “Margo is always so cheerful and very helpful to everyone and is very enthusiastic she often also will help with making the teas or in the garden and nothing is ever too much.

    She really makes a huge difference to the ward and our service users. Both the staff and service users value the time she gives to help improve and support their wellbeing and recovery.”

  • Learner of the Year - Sue Grave

    Sue is currently studying for the Specialist Practitioner Qualifi cation (SPQ) with University of Chester; embracing this learning opportunity with passion and enthusiasm. Sue has used the opportunity to look further into her area of interest within homelessness. In particular Sue is interested in how homeless people are cared for, using her alternative placement as an opportunity to coordinate a practice week in London focused on the homeless and the various organisations involved.

    Sue has gone the extra mile in furthering her knowledge in order to support the development of clinical services in provision of care for our homeless population.

  • Apprentice of the Year - Stephanie Coulson

    Stephanie Coulson is an Apprentice in the Finance Department. “Steph is a reliable, dependable, go-to valued member of our team.” Stephanie provides invaluable support to the accounts payable team, helping to process a signifi cant number of invoices in order for key suppliers to be paid on time.

    “Steph is conscientious, hardworking and willing to learn.” Stephanie has also successfully completed her Association of Accounting Technicians qualification, enabling her to progress onto the next stages of the programme further supporting her fi nance career ambitions.

  • Mentor of the Year - Debbie Laidlaw-Baker

    Debbie was nominated by a student because she goes above and beyond to ensure students feel welcome and settled within the team. This ultimately enables them to gain the best from their experiences with the Trust. Debbie’s style as a mentor enables regular reflection and is inclusive of student input in the care process.

    One of Debbie’s students said “As a result of Debbie’s praise towards my practice as well as her constructive feedback, I have developed so much confi dence to be able to practice competently as a staff nurse when qualifying. Debbie’s way of mentoring students is inspiring and I hope to inherit many aspects of her skill set in the future”.

  • Outstanding Contribution from our Partners - PC Glover and PC Mosely (Merseyside Police)

    PC Gemma Glover and PC Nigel Mosely of Merseyside Police are nominated in this category for supporting our Street Triage Service with their commitment and compassion. The service aims to improve the outcomes for individuals with mental illness or disorders who come into contact with police through early intervention and referral.

    Both officers are proactive in their role, sharing their knowledge with fellow offi cers making sure mental health support is offered to a wider group in a timely manner. The Street Triage Service is something Merseyside Police have worked collaboratively on with CWP for a number of years now, and the service are continually looking at ways to improve and develop.

Commenting on their win in the Outstanding Contribution from our Partners category, Merseyside Police Chief Constable Andy Cooke said:

“It is wonderful that the valuable service provided by Constable Nigel Mosely and Constable Gemma Glover, alongside a mental health practitioner, has been recognised by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

“The Triage Car has proved to be a really important asset, and means we can work with NHS organisations and other partners to deliver a much better service for some of the most vulnerable people in Merseyside. A police car or custody is not always the best option for someone in mental health crisis, and thanks to the Triage Car many of those people our officers come into contact with are now being referred to specialist organisations better able to cater for their needs.  

“Constable Mosely and Constable Glover have shown great diligence in sharing the knowledge they have gained while running this service with other colleagues. This has ensured officers around the force have learned from best practice and even more vulnerable people have benefitted from a level of support more tailored to them.”

In addition to handing out prizes to the worthy winners, the night was also a celebration of the trust’s achievements over the past year, which included being rated as ‘outstanding for caring’ by the Care Quality Commission.

CWP chief executive, Sheena Cumiskey, said: “On behalf of the trust I would like to offer my sincere congratulations for all of those who were nominated, shortlisted and who won one of our Recognition Awards. The past year has seen some outstanding achievements and these successes would not be possible without the incredible hard work of our people and partners.”

Entertainment on the night was provided by two choirs. The Wirral Harmony Choir sang versions of songs such as “I can see clearly now” by Johnny Nash and “Under the Boardwalk” by the Drifters.

Earlier in the night service users and staff from our Winsford Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service treated the audience to an exceptional, inspirational performance of “This is Me” from the hit Hollywood blockbuster, The Greatest Showman. The song is about recognising and celebrating people’s differences and is considered to be an anthem for inclusivity. Both sets of performers received well-deserved standing ovations from those in attendance.

To close the night, awards host, Dr Maureen Wilkinson was presented with a lifetime achievement award. Having recently retired, the award came for her work in a variety of roles in the NHS throughout her career, and also for her awe-inspiring work supporting mental health service development in in the early part of her career in Malawi and then latterly in Uganda.

Sheena continued: “I would like to thank all of those who helped to make the event a great success. Every year, the celebration gets stronger and stronger and the competition for the awards, more fierce. I think it is vitally important that we take an opportunity to give our thanks to those who dedicate so much of their time to ensure we can provide compassionate, safe, person-centred care. Our annual awards allow us to do this and make me so proud to be part of this organisation.”

To see a highlights video of the spectacular event, click here

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