Our Trust Your News March 2019
More Outstanding News From Your Chief Executive
Welcome to this year’s edition of Our Trust, Your News (OTYN) and all the latest news, events and photos during what continues to be a busy yet successful start to 2019.
Last month’s edition of OTYN brought you the wonderful news that ELHT is now rated ‘Good overall with areas of Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission. This month’s edition features a 4-page centre spread looking in more detail at the inspected services and their individual achievements. Of equal importance to CQC ratings are the opinions, desires and needs of our own staff. These are captured each year by the independent NHS Staff Survey with the latest (2018) staff survey results revealed in the past couple of weeks. These make excellent reading from ELHT perspective with improved staff ratings for almost 90 per cent of survey questions and the Trust rated above average in 9 out of 10 key themes (pages 4 and 5). We know that many ELHT staff are trendsetters, realising change is necessary and stepping up to the plate to initiate change. This month’s newsletter includes excellent examples of this trendsetting being put into practice with news of a national award success for our Theatres safety initiative 10,000 feet (page 15) and one of our Eye Clinic staff fronting a national campaign to encourage more people to step forward and become RNIB Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (page 6).
Our trust charity ELHT&Me continues to go from strength to strength with several examples of community fundraising that are directly benefitting our wards and clinics (page 17) plus news of a major new fundraising event (page 16). In addition, you’ll find a selection of ELHT news in photos for you to enjoy (page 7) and I was delighted to present the latest Employee of the Month award to a hugely popular member of the paediatrics department (page 15). Enjoy reading your staff magazine. Until next time, Kevin evin McGee , Chief Executive
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