QHB Operations Team praised for exceptional teamwork | Making a Difference - Award Winners

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QHB Operations Team praised for exceptional teamwork

Operations Team receiving Award

The Operations Team at Queen’s Hospital Burton have been recognised for going above and beyond to support Team UHDB throughout the pandemic by being presented with our August Team UHDB Award.

The team received a lovely nomination from  a colleague, which read: “The teams are responsible for enabling flow through the hospital from the front door all the way to discharge, ensuring that patient safety is maintained, patients are where they need to be and that the site is safe whilst following ever changing pathways.

The teams across both days and out of hours are responsible for ensuring critical care have the bed space they require, moving capacity around to ensure that Covid patients are within a safe space and also have been instrumental in the quest to ensure that elective surgery can continue, by finding and allocating beds whilst contending with the risks of non-elective admissions using the same bed capacity.

Working within the team is a high pressured and often stressful set of roles for the teams to work in”

Presenting the team with the award, Duncan Bedford, Executive Managing Director at QHB, said: “I am incredibly proud of the team and how they have conducted themselves throughout the pandemic – they’ve been a great support to the wider hospital and this award is richly deserved.”

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.