We are delighted to announce that Ashford and St Peter’s ‘Adopt a Grandparent’ scheme received the Academy of Fabulous NHS Stuff (FAB) ‘Tiny Noticeable Things’ (TNT) Award on the 23rd November 2017.
The ‘Adopt a Grandparent’ scheme launched in February 2016 at the Trust, with the aim to provide social interaction and communication to elderly patients, by asking our staff to volunteer half an hour of their time each week to sit and chat with them. The initiative was created by a former Junior Dr of Ashford and St Peter’s, Dr Chris Marsh, who worked in collaboration with Volunteers Co-ordinator, Sangeeta Singadia, to roll out the scheme Trust wide.
Roy Lilley – NHS Writer, Broadcaster, commentator and conference speaker, in 2015 founded the Academy of Fabulous Stuff – a non-profit organisation dedicated to sharing all the fabulous things about the NHS. The Academy works as a collaboration to ensure best practice examples, great ideas and service solutions are available to all. And each year they have an awards ceremony to further celebrate and recognise this.
Sangeeta who received the award on behalf of the Trust said, “I am very proud and honoured to be a part of this amazing scheme ‘Adopt a Grandparent’, which was originally introduced by Dr Chris Marsh”
Roy commented, “We believe there is no such thing as a small things and this is why the TNT award exists. Voted for by our fab community, this is the greatest thing we have seen for quite a while at the FAB Awards, huge congratulations to the team at Ashford and St Peter’s who came up with this amazing scheme.”
Pictured above from left to right - Roy Lilley, Sangeeta Singadia and Dr Terri Porrett.