More success for Trust endoscopy team

More success for Trust endoscopy team
14 December 2016

STAFF at Burton’s Queen’s Hospital are celebrating after collecting a second prestigious national award in 2016. The Trust’s Centralised Endoscopy Decontamination Services team were awarded another Innovation Award last month at St Paul’s Hotel, London. The Health Business Awards are for recognition of excellence in the provision of NHS facilities across all areas of the National Health Service.

It follows on from the same team receiving the Innovation Award at the Health Estates and Facilities Management Association (HefmA) Awards in May this year. The team have developed new equipment and technology which had improved patient safety and efficiency at its core.

New height-adjustable sinks, racking to store unused baskets made from recycled equipment, purpose-built trolleys and a bespoke hub carrier were all designed and made to Burton Hospitals specifications to aid with improved efficiency and quality of the service.

Wendy Kirk, Decontamination Lead, said: “I am over whelmed that we have received another award for the Endoscopy Decontamination facility within Burton Hospitals. There were multiple entries and so it is really lovely our hospital was overall winner.

“It’s fantastic that the team has once again been recognised for the hard work they have done this year. The facilities we now use are purpose built for our needs and the area is now a much better environment for staff to work from, importantly our staff had input into what would work and what would not.

“Our main priority remains providing safe, clean equipment in a timely manner for our clinicians to use which, in turn, keeps our patients well. And provision of Endoscope decontamination from within the decontamination unit and therefore allowing clinical staff to concentrate on patients is proving to be the right decision.”

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