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John-Barry Waldron, who is based at the Essex site of St Andrew’s Healthcare, picked up the Best Student Innovation in Practice prize at last year’s awards which was why he was invited to judge the submissions this year. He was recognised for launching the On the Ward podcast, which interviewed patients and staff who are…Learn more
Kettering General Hospital has had two examples of the way it delivers great patient care accepted for use in national reports designed to spread best practice across the NHS. The hospital’s case study examples have contributed to the national Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme designed to improve medical care within the NHS by…Learn more
At St Andrew’s, volunteers make a huge difference to the well-being of patients in helping transform the lives of people affected by mental health issues. To thank the volunteers for the extraordinary efforts they have made over the last 12 months, the Voluntary Services Team at St Andrew’s created a special rainbow to say thank…Learn more
Anna Awoliyi has won the “Digital Champion” section of the BAME Health and Care Awards 2021 for the way she implemented a system that enabled patients to have booked ‘virtual’ visits from their relatives using hospital computer tablets. The BAME Health and Care Awards recognise the contribution and achievements of staff from black, Asian and…Learn more
Kettering General Hospital is to build an outdoor gym in its Pocket Park and continue with key staff support initiatives over the next year thanks to charity funds raised by Captain Sir Tom Moore. So far KGH has received a total of £269,600 from NHS Charities Together. The funding has supported initiatives throughout the pandemic and will…Learn more
St Andrew’s Healthcare has published its gender pay gap report, which shows that in 2019-20, the charity had a median pay gap of 0% (i.e median female pay and male pay were the same), and a mean gender pay gap of 7% (i.e mean female pay was 7% lower than male pay). This is the…Learn more
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Heidi Smoult as its new Hospital Chief Executive. Heidi is currently Deputy Chief Inspector at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) where she is accountable for the effective regulation of the NHS and independent healthcare providers in the Central region. Heidi has a wealth…Learn more
Northampton General will receive £15.9 million to build a new on site critical care facility thanks to capital funding from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to upgrade and improve NHS buildings. NGH will use the funding to build a new 24 bed critical care unit which will be located next to the…Learn more
St Andrew’s Healthcare new Diversity and Inclusion report explores how the organisation supports people from all backgrounds and beliefs – both staff and patients. The publication has been designed and published to celebrate the rich diversity of their community featuring interviews with and stories from a number of staff St Andrew’s Healthcare are working hard to…Learn more
The hospital currently has 86 active volunteers working in a variety of ways to support staff with food and drink, medication deliveries, and, very importantly, the Covid vaccination programme. KGH’s Volunteer Manager, Christine Hardy, said: “Our volunteers are doing an amazing job in supporting our front-line staff at a time when they are under the…Learn more