Breast care win award for their excellent teamwork

Monday October 26, 2020

The breast care team in Worthing acted together to bring about new, and longlasting solutions during the pandemic to put their patients first.

Seeing these changes first hand encouraged programme manager Rebecca Corbett to nominate the team for the employee of the month award. Rebecca said: “They adapted to the change during Covid quickly and safely. They had recovery plans in place and screened women as soon as possible.

“I am very impressed with the planning in this department and I feel proud to be part of this team. “The positive ethos really shines through, especially during these challenging times.”

Clinical service manager Soraia Fontes agreed, saying: “I am so impressed by the way you have all pulled together. The clinical team and admin team have worked extremely hard and I am so proud of you all.”

Recognising that strong leadership has driven the team to reduce the backlog caused by Covid-19, they share the sentiment that “without Soraia as our manager, who supports us endlessly, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do”.

this team is the perfect example of what patient first means

Divisional director of operations (Core) Tony Boness congratulated the team. He said: “You have such high standards which is a real joy to observe.

“I think through the Covid period it has really shone through, your commitment to the team, your commitment to your patients but also your individual commitment.

“Marianne talks about patient first, and this team is the perfect example of what patient first means.

“If someone were to ask me to describe the essence of patient first … what I would say with confidence is they should come and have a chat with the breast care team because this really is all about patient first and it is such a lovely thing to see.”

The team were presented with their winning certificate on Wednesday by Tony and chief of service for Core, Mr Neil Cripps.

October is also breast cancer awareness month and the team have been encouraging women to attend their screening appointments while assuring them of all the measures they have taken to keep patients and staff safe from Covid-19. Earlier this month, the team’s excellent work featured on the BBC South Today news programme.

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