I was lucky enough to accompany some of the Gynaecology nurses form the Trust to attend the prestigious Nursing Times Awards in London recently.
It was a huge privilege and honour to be shortlisted for two categories; Cancer Nurse Leader, and Promotion of Continence Care.
This recognises the huge amount of dedication and commitment across the nursing teams within Gynaecology and provided us with a platform to showcase our projects, share good practice and demonstrate how the projects have really impacted directly on the care of our patients and their families at Liverpool Women’s Hospital.
The Uro- Gynaecology nurses have worked in collaboration with Skills for Health and Liverpool University to develop a unique training and skills package that will ensure that all nurses working in the field of continence care have the very latest skill and competence that is supported by academic knowledge.
We were delighted and hugely proud that Chris Webster, Lead Cancer Specialist Nurse, won her category for Cancer Nurse Leader. This reflects the dedication, commitment and leadership Chris has shown in delivering a number of projects across the service. These have included the patient support group EVOC, the development of the Mulberry Suite and the Patient Choir.
We are fortunate to work in a Trust that really does put the patient at the heart of everything that we do, this has enabled the teams to work collaboratively and innovatively to deliver improvements in patient care.
All of this was only possible with the vision, commitment and leadership of the senior nursing, management and medical teams within the unit, and a special thank you must be made to those staff who were unable to travel to London for the presentations, these include the Gynaecology Matrons, Ward Managers and Practice Educator whose dedication, passion and hard work have turned a vision into a reality.