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IT team presented with CEO Award for helping to introduce Lorenzo system in ED

Lorenzo

A UHDB IT team has received some well-deserved recognition for their tireless efforts in helping to introduce a new patient record system into our Emergency Department.

‘Lorenzo’ has gone live in stages over the last few months throughout the A&E at Royal Derby Hospital – replacing the former clinical and administrative system in the department.

The IT Lorenzo team have showcased immense team work and leadership to engage and work alongside the clinical teams in A&E, so that this important change could be made in the midst of the pandemic.

It was therefore our pleasure to be able to award the team with this month’s Making a Difference CEO Award, with Chief Executive Gavin Boyle paying the team a surprise visit to present them with their award.

Receiving the award, Stacey Sutherland, Digital Nurse Specialist, said: “It is nice to be recognised for all the hard work that has gone into supporting our teams, so thank you to everyone who has made that happen.”

Gavin Boyle said: “Introducing a new IT system into a busy clinical area, where quite frankly the work never stops, is always a challenge. This was a terrific piece of team work between the ED clinical team and the IT Lorenzo folk. 

“I think it’s been truly impressive how both clinical and technical teams have worked together to make this as seamless as possible – it’s never without its challenges but thanks to the Lorenzo team who have tried to make sure that clinical colleagues have been as well supported as possible.” 

If you would like to nominate a colleague or team for a Monthly Making a Difference Award, please let us know.

There are four monthly Making a Difference Awards categories:

  • Chief Executive Award – chosen by Gavin Boyle
  • Patient Hero Award – nominated by patients
  • Team UHDB Award – you can nominate your team or another team
  • Excellent Employee Award – you can nominate your colleagues

You can send a 300 word nomination along with the name of the team or individual, their job title and where they work, to uhdb.employeeawards@nhs.net.