We’re pleased to announce that the RNOH has made the shortlist in two categories for the inaugural Nursing Times Workforce Awards. These recognise and reward the excellent work that is being done by employers to support the nursing and midwifery workforce across the NHS. We have been nominated as ‘best place to work for employee satisfaction’ and ‘best employer for staff recognition’.
The best employer for staff recognition’ nomination is for our 'I delivered great care' initiative that we launched in February 2016. The ‘I delivered great care’ badges are part of the RNOH patient Welcome Pack and are awarded by patients to members of staff who they feel have delivered great care to them during their stay. To receive a bronze badge, staff must receive five ‘I Delivered Great Care’ badges from patients. Five bronze badges result in silver, and five silver badges gain a gold award.
The nomination for ‘best place to work for employee satisfaction’ is for bringing the RNOH values to life to create an excellent staff experience. We have four trust values: Patients First, always; Excellence, in all we do; Trust, Honesty & Respect, for each other; and Equality, for all. Over the past couple of years, we have been working hard to ensure staff understand and live these values to ensure we create a supportive and caring culture at the RNOH for the benefit of patients and staff.
Prof Paul Fish, Director of Nursing, Quality & Patient Experience, said: “I’m delighted that these two important RNOH initiatives have been shortlisted. It’s validation for all the hard work our staff put in every day in caring for patients – and each other. Supporting and developing a dedicated and sustainable workforce is key to delivering consistently safe care of the highest quality. I’m very proud of all our staff at the RNOH and I look forward to awaiting the news of the winners in October. Good luck everyone and congratulations to all the nominees from across the other trusts.”
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