Oldham's inspirational heroes celebrated at Trust Awards

Date published: 27 September 2018

The achievements of community healthcare staff in Oldham were commended at Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Bridgewater)’s annual staff awards at Haydock Park Racecourse.

A Safeguarding and Children in Care administration team based in Oldham along with their team colleagues in Wigan and Bolton, were announced as winners of the Non-Clinical Team of the Year.

The team deals with emotional, sensitive and sometimes distressing information on vulnerable children in a highly professional manner.

They go above and beyond to process urgent requests from solicitors, Police, NHS colleagues and social care and support each other in very challenging circumstances.

The award for Mentor/Supervisor of the Year was presented to Oldham School Health Advisors Gillian Leigh and Suzanne Ferguson.

Gillian and Suzanne were recognised for being great role models to their colleagues and for being hard working, knowledgeable and true professionals.

Finance Director Suzanne Ferguson with Sue Hill and Gillian Leigh

.Bridgewater’s Chief Executive Colin Scales said: “The Bridgewater annual staff awards is a chance to celebrate our colleagues who work with us and thank them for their dedication and commitment.

"This year, I have been inspired and humbled by the achievements of nurses, dentists, support workers, therapists and administrators who have gone above and beyond.to ensure we provide the best possible care, compassion and support to our patients.”

The event also featured the Bridgewater annual general meeting which included the Trust Annual Report and Accounts, an update from the Governors and a presentation from the Acting Chair Karen Bliss.

Another highlight of the day was a performance by a staff choir made up of children’s healthcare workers.

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