Awards and recognition

Staff and services at the Trust are recognised in a variety of forums for the quality of care they provide.Each yearthese are listed in the Annual Quality Report which can be found here. Those listed on this page consist of those that occurred from April 2012 onwards:

Midwives Annual Midwifery Awards 2014 – Johnson’s Baby Award for Evidence into Practice

An innovative project encouraging new mothers in Dudley to breastfeed was recognised as the best of its
kind in the country at the Royal College of Midwives Annual Midwifery Awards 2014.  The Mom2Mom project, which encourages support from family members, was announced as the winner of the Johnson’s Baby Award for Evidence into Practice at a ceremony in London. The project, led by lead community midwife Lucy Johnson, has been piloted by the community midwifery team over the past year and has proved a great success.

NHS Leadership Awards 2013 – NHS Governing Body of the Year

Members of the trust’s Council of Governors picked up the prestigious title of NHS Governing Body of the Year. They received the coveted award for their dedication and commitment to providing continuity and leadership against a backdrop of challenge and change. The NHS Leadership Recognition Awards celebrate excellence in leadership across the NHS awarding those who have demonstrated excellent leadership to make a difference to patients.

NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement Case Study for Diabetes Care

The excellent work undertaken at the Trust on promoting and undertaking diabetes care has been recognised by the NHS Institute of Innovation and Improvement as it publicises the work of the team at Russells Hall Hospital on its website.

To view the case study, click here.

Nursing Standard Annual Awards 2013 – Ward Sister of the year award

Sara Davis from Ward C8 was presented with the above award in March 2013 for initiating a variety of improvements. These included: increasing staff morale and the scores of the nursing care indicators, reducing the number of complaints, serious incidents and sickness levels, ensuring staff training is up to date and improving working relationships with colleagues in other disciplines.

A member of Sara’s team said, “Sara has completely altered the ward to make the patient journey the priority here and she cares about her staff just as much.”

Recognising Excellence in Medical Education (REME) Teaching Award for the academic year 2011-12

At a prize giving ceremony held at the University of Birmingham Medical School in December 2012 the above award was presented to Dr A Whallett, Consultant Rheumatologist. REME is a student-led, medical school endorsed organisation that aims to identify teachers who have contributed significantly toward medical education.

All students are invited to provide nominations and feedback, all of which is entirely on a voluntary basis. All nominations are reviewed, and winners chosen on the basis of number of nominations and the comments received. Dr Whallett was one of only 11 individuals given this award.