Staff and professional development
Our commitment to the frontline staff at the hospital shifted in 2020, as we focussed on wellbeing and thanks.
As our frontline workers went over and above for the young patients in their care, we set out to show our appreciation wherever we could.
Fruit baskets and afternoon tea treats were provided regularly to lift spirits and we set up a Star Fund in which people could nominate members of their own team for recognition. Pelican ward nominated their colleagues on Island, who, over the pandemic, had been combined with Jungle to create one large ward. The team’s hard work was recognised with a DAB radio for their staff room.
At the end of the year, we issued a specially commissioned rainbow hero badge to show our appreciation of their hard work. These are now being worn with pride around the hospital.