Recognising extraordinary care and support with this month’s IWL ‘Thank You’ award…

Improving Working Lives (IWL) Committee Member Linda Carpenter was joined by HR Director Catrin Asbrey to meet the recipient of the individual September IWL ‘Thank You’ award.
A regular staple of IWL activities, the ‘Thank You’ award provides an opportunity for members of staff to nominate a colleague who has demonstrated an extraordinary degree of care and support.

Improving Working Lives (IWL) Committee Member Linda Carpenter was joined by HR Director Catrin Asbrey to meet the recipient of the individual September IWL ‘Thank You’ award. A regular staple of IWL activities, the ‘Thank You’ award provides an opportunity for members of staff to nominate a colleague who has demonstrated an extraordinary degree of care and support.

Improving Working Lives (IWL) Committee Member Linda Carpenter was joined by HR Director Catrin Asbrey to meet the recipient of the individual September IWL ‘Thank You’ award. A regular staple of IWL activities, the ‘Thank You’ award provides an opportunity for members of staff to nominate a colleague who has demonstrated an extraordinary degree of care and support.

The award was presented to Neonatal Unit Sister, Rachel Bailey. Rachel was nominated by Liana Bell, Data Coordinator for the Neonatal Unit, and Mel Gilbert, Child Health Matron and NNU, on behalf of the whole Neonatal Team.

Rachel’s nomination was due in part to her work co-ordinating the relocation and expansion of the Neonatal Unit, as Mel explains:

“Rachel was the clinical lead for the project. Over the past two years she’s really worked tirelessly to ensure that the team was kept up-to-date with all elements of the build.” Mel continues: “Rachel’s input ensured that clinical staff’s views were heard and listened to so that the unit would be an efficient place to work in. Her overall insight into the project was second to none.”

Liana agrees, adding: “From the intricate planning, to the lifting and shifting, to the set-up of the new Unit, Rachel has been instrumental to the whole process. We really could not have accomplished this without her meticulous planning and dedication!” Liana continues: “Rachel was on site both day and night to ensure that the move was as seamless a transition as possible for both families and staff and we as a team felt that she should be commended for her herculean efforts.”

Mel adds: “Rachel is so passionate about the Neonatal Unit. From her fellow colleagues to the babies and their families, everything Rachel works towards is for the benefit of others.”

Colleagues on the Neonatal Unit were thrilled to be able to present Rachel with a certificate of thanks and an Amazon gift voucher totalling £25.

Added on September 26, 2017, in Award - Maternity & Neonatal Services