Celebrating Success

Our annual Celebrating Success awards celebrate team achievement and showcase excellence. In the 2014 awards we received 95 entries from across the Trust, aligned with our PRIDE values of Putting Patients First, Right First Time, Investing our Resources Wisely, Developing our People, and Ensuring Value from Partnership.

Read on to find out more about our 2014 winners!

Putting Patients First

The Renal team created a cost neutral, innovative solution to maintaining support, while patients are at home, using Skype. As the home therapies population continues to increase, more innovative methods of communication are needed to support these patients in the community. Offering help and advice, Skype has enabled patient and staff to communicate through visual and voice interaction, giving patients their confidence back.  While Skype isn’t for everyone, it does have a place in supporting patients at home and patients have said it’s reassuring and gives them further confidence to perform this therapy at home.

Right First Time

The Enhanced Discharge team was created to increase patients’ chances of staying at home for longer, providing extra support and education to patients who were at high risk of readmission.


Investing our Resources Wisely

The Rotating Theatres project objective was to remodel an often inflexible traditional theatre. By introducing Rotating Theatres, two surgical teams work closely together and are not fixed to one particular theatre, rotating instead through three theatres. Rotating Theatres has enhanced patient satisfaction and more trauma care has been delivered in office hours. It has allowed maximum use of theatre availability and safety and with a minimum use of additional resources.

Developing our People

This category was won by the Derby Hospitals’ Training Passport App – an innovative solution built by the Trust for the Trust. The team has been successful in developing an easy access tool for all staff – providing clarity on Mandatory training requirements, refresher information and real-time compliance status.

Ensuring Value from Partnership

Our Community Support Teams won the Ensuring Value from Partnership category. This exceptional team delivers support for adults with complex care needs. They have built a ‘holistic care society’ with individual patients, their family and neighbourhoods, taking collective responsibility, and bring together multiple professionals across agencies to create individualised care.


Team of the Year

The prestigious Chairman’s Team of the Year award was won by the Learning and Education team, who were praised for delivering new and innovative initiatives, leading Trust-wide strategies for both cultural change and clinical outcomes.

Employee of the Year

Our Employee of the Year was Ken Davidson, Domestic. Ken always goes beyond the call of duty when caring for patients and had won ‘Best Frontline Employee’ in a recent Pride of Derby award.

In 2014 our Chief Executive, Sue James, chose to commend three extra teams for their efforts during the year at the Celebrating Success awards evening. For helping to turn around the performance of the Trust’s A&E department, leading to it consistently hitting its waiting time target, the Emergency Department, Frail and Elderly Assessment Team and Operations Team were all jointly awarded a Special Chief Executive’s Award.