“Be the change that you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi
These words echoed around the lecture theatre at St. Peter’s recently, as staff celebrated their achievements in how they are improving patient experience.
The first-ever Be The Change Awards Ceremony showcased 14 projects ranging from improving documentation to a fun teaching day bringing together ward staff, with 88 projects underway in total across our two hospitals.
Launched in February by a co-ordination team of junior doctors in their first rotation at the Trust, the campaign captured the imagination of teams across our hospitals who made suggestions about how they could make a difference. Some schemes needed funding, others required people’s time and cooperation and no other cost.
The overall winners who will receive a £5,000 cheque are the Portering and Security Team for their colour coding scheme for patients to identify departments around the Trust.
The picture above shows Consultant Gastro-enterologist Viran Gunasekera posting his idea, with Junior Doctors Amos Mak and Dr Kimmee Khan (right)