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Go For It! Fund winners announced as part of Patient Experience Week 2022

Patient Experience Week 2022

The Go For It fund was  set up by the Patient Experience Team to support any ideas from our colleagues that could be expanded on to improve patient experience in our hospitals. 

Colleagues and teams were asked to submit their projects and the shortlisted entries were put in front of our judging panel. For the first time ever, our judging panel this year included members of our Youth Forum, alongside Trust Chair, Kathy McClean and Deputy General Manager for Patient Experience, Kerry Than.

The Patient experience Team were delighted to have been able to award funds to four projects:

  • First prize (£3,000) – Gynaecology Assessment Unit, RDH. Mel McDonagh, Senior Sister, and the team want to purchase comfort packs and improve the environment of one of their rooms specifically for women experiencing a miscarriage. These improvements will provide more dignity and a more personalised service at a very difficult time.
  • Second prize (£1,250) – Macmillan Information Centre, RDH. MJ Gray and the team plan on developing a dressing space and a more inclusive display of wigs for cancer patients suffering with hair loss.
  • Third prize (£500) – Lung Cancer Specialist Team, QHB. Jackie Marks, Clinical Navigator, and the department will be spending their funds on developing a support group for lung cancer patients.
  • Fourth prize (£250) – Discharge Assessment Units, RDH & QHB. Hannah Timms, Matron, and Carl Dutton, Charge Nurse QHB and their teams want to make environmental improvements to both DAUs – for example, digital radios, dementia clocks and artificial plants.