Publish date: 7 December 2021

The winter 2021 edition of Trust magazine, our magazine for members, is out now.

This edition contains a feature on our award winning services, celebrating the fact that we have won three national awards and been shortlisted for a further eight. We were shortlisted in four categories of the Patient Experience Network National Awards and went on to win two of those. Our Mortuary Team has also been recognised for outstanding work over the past 18 months being shortlisted for a regional award.

There is also a feature on Trust nurse, Chikku Benny, who won a Royal College of Nursing Award to mark her outstanding contribution to the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda and the experience of Black, Asian and minority ethnic service users and staff across the health and social sector. There is also a feature celebrating our International Workforce, we employ people from all over the world, from every continent and many countries.

The magazine has a double page spread shining the spotlight on some key members of our staff. The Trust has over 4,000 members of staff spanning the local community and the hospital. As well as doctors, nurses and other clinical staff, such as physiotherapists and dietitians, there are members of the team working in our kitchens, post room, IT department as well as many other job roles. 

There is a feature catching up with our Freedom to Speak Up Guardian about his role and what attracted him to work at the Trust.  Speaking Up is part of our culture and the Freedom to Speak Up Guardian gives independent support and advice to staff who want to raise concerns.

Thanks to the amazing fundraising efforts of Captain Sir Tom Moore and investments made by Dragon’s Den superstars Deborah Meaden and Peter Jones, we have been able to invest in RemPods. RemPods are a unique service which transforms clinical environments into therapeutic and reminiscent spaces, helping to change the quality of life for people living with memory loss.

Finally, we are promoting our local NHS 111 campaign to advise members of the public of all of the ways to access healthcare to try and save a wasted journey to A&E when treatment could be gained closer to home.

You can read the magazine here.