A&E departments win Employee of the Month
The A&E teams at St Richard’s and Worthing won the Employee of the Month award for March following a compelling nomination by lead governor Lyn Camps.
Unfortunately, the presentation of their certificates was delayed until last week due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Back in March, what lay ahead was uncertain but the trust’s A&E departments had already experienced the impact of coronavirus in February when one doctor with the virus led to nearly 50 colleagues needing to self-isolate for 14 days.
Western at its best
In her nomination, Lyn said: “The recent coronavirus incident put huge pressure on already busy departments culminating in a significant number of staff at all levels having to go home and self-quarantine.
“The approach to this incident by all of the staff was fantastic and very much a ‘can do’ attitude which allowed the trust to keep A&Es open and without any sense of panic.
“Not only did staff rise to the challenge and complexities of this event and ensured the continuing safety of our patients, they also ensured the wellbeing of staff who had been sent home.”
The governors described this as “Western at its best” and wished to thank every member of staff for such a brilliant job and being such a credit to the health profession.