Our Trust Your News July 2019

Welcome from your Acting Chief Executive

Every day we witness colleagues across the Trust under tremendous pressure. It can be tough at times but, through the pages of Our Trust Your News, we try and show how your efforts are valued and make a real difference.

A lot is said and written about our future NHS workforce but it’s clear that, when it comes to ensuring the long term training needs of staff, ELHT sets the highest standards. In May, our anaesthetic department received accreditation from the Royal College of Anaesthetists (page 10) and the Trust’s obstetrics training for trainee doctors was rated the best in the UK by the Royal College of Gynaecology (page 5). Well-deserved recognition also came the way of several staff who accepted invitations to represent ELHT at the traditional Queen’s Garden Party (page 9) while it was great to see so many people recognising the efforts of our volunteers during Volunteer Week (page 11). It’s the time of year when we celebrate and promote a number of health action days / weeks and you’ve once again gone above and beyond with a big push for Dementia Awareness Week (page 14) and Celebrating Breastfeeding Week (page 22). Following on from Volunteer Week, it also makes me proud to see the efforts of so many individuals recognised in this issue from Employees of the Month Daryl Thorp and Sean Greenwood (page 13), 90-year-old volunteer Bryan Adlum (page 10) and a fascinating insight into the life and work of Hospital Chaplain Sister Isabel Kelly (page 16).

In fact, there’s so much going on around the Trust that this issue features pages devoted to proactive ELHT staff (pages 17, 18) and the huge success of our first Festival of Inclusion (page 6) and BIG NHS Walk (pages 7 and 8) . Yes, there’s so much interesting news in this edition and, like me, I hope you enjoy reading your staff magazine. Damian amian Riley , Acting Chief Executive

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