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Published on: 23rd October 2019
The third ever Lincolnshire Health Awards is due to take place on Tuesday 19 November 2019, at the DoubleTree by Hilton. The event, organised by Lincolnshire Media, will be celebrating the health service heroes from across Lincolnshire.
The shortlist for the awards has been announced on Lincolnshire Live here.
Our finalists are:
The Older Adult Home Treatment Team has transitioned from being an inpatient ward (Brant Ward in North Hykeham) to pilot a mental health home treatment service for older adults, while Brant Ward was refurbished into single en-suite accommodation.
The home treatment team has consistently delivered a high level of care and support to patients and carers.
Lyndsay’s insight into military culture and her extensive clinical knowledge has enabled her to form positive therapeutic and trusting relationships with veterans who seek support. This in turn ensures veterans have a positive experience on their journey through the healthcare system. Lyndsay was recently a finalist in the English Veterans’ Awards 2019, in the role model of the year category.
Eager to continue to develop her skill set, Lyndsay actively seeks opportunities for further development both clinically and academically. She is flexible and consistently delivers a high level of care to veterans and their families, whilst juggling the demands of being a working mother and military wife. Lyndsay always shows a positive approach and attitude to her work which helps keep the team morale high and sets a good example. Her enthusiasm is infectious and her main aim is always to strive for the best possible outcome for veterans. Lyndsay is a real asset to the team and the Trust.
Sarah is an intervention worker for our adult learning disability team in Spalding. Sarah was nominated as she always goes the extra mile to support service users in all aspects of their lives. This included supporting people to access GP and hospital appointments, and with community activities.
Sarah uses her signing skills to communicate more effectively with those whose communication skills are limited to reduce their fear and anxieties and she liaises with other agencies so reasonable adjustments are made for patients so medical appointments can be less stressful.
The learning disabilities Experts by Experience are all people with learning disabilities who have previously accessed services.
Using their wisdom and personal stories, they have brought an energy and excitement to the service. They’ve shown us what an amazing difference having people who have received services from us can make to our understanding of learning disability patient experiences. Their generosity and patience with professionals as they willingly share their stories is an inspiration.
The team has been creative on how to meet each individual’s needs, recognising that we are all different and one size does not fit all. The team truly put patients and carers at the centre of everything they do and build relationships which are meaningful and real.
The team are experienced, dedicated and resilient; however, they are used to being inpatient ward nurses. The majority of the team had only worked within older adult inpatient services in the Trust, and some had only worked on Brant Ward. This was going to be a significant and daunting change, not only were they being asked to leave the safety of a ward, but within a short period of time they needed to change their way of working; from an inpatient practitioner to a community practitioner.
Kerry is a staff nurse on the Fens rehabilitation ward in Lincoln. She has taken a lead part in a restrictive intervention project that utilised patient, staff and carer feedback to provide staff with an awareness of how restrictive intervention and restrictive practice can impact on patients journey whilst on an inpatient ward. The feedback was used to create a video, which is now shown at every trust induction.
Kerry has a real drive to act as a role model for her peers and is dedicated to the nursing profession. She shows tremendous potential for the future and will be an asset to anything she puts her mind to.