Lead Therapists win award for Inspirational Leadership

by CWP News - 01 February 2016

The West Joint Therapy Services team, which is an integrated therapy service between the Countess of Chester Hospital (CoCH) and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP), won the Leonie Kenny Award for Inspirational Leadership at the Countess of Chester’s Celebration of Achievement Awards.

Head of Joint Therapies Alison Swanton, who nominated the team for the award, said: “I am so thrilled that the therapists have won and that their hard work has been recognised. The secret of this success is attributable to all staff in therapy services, but the key has been the inspirational leadership by the team of 3 lead therapists.

“All 3 of them show incredible tenacity managing the complexities of leading staff from two different Trusts, and each of them bring individual strengths that combined make the team work, which is why I nominated them as a group. I couldn’t ask for a better team, they show drive and enthusiasm for change, whilst being steady and reliable at maintaining safe and effective patient care.”

Joint Therapy Services incorporates Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Paediatric Therapy. The service was established in January 2014 and has just received confirmation that it will be made permanent after the team successfully fulfilled objectives set by CWP and CoCH Executives.

Call 01244 366 239 to contact the service.

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