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31 January 2020
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Staff at Shropcom who go the extra mile celebrated – as THREE Chair’s Awards presented.
Children's Community Nursing Team
Children's Community Nursing Team with their Award.
Staff at Shropshire Community Health (Shropcom) who go the extra mile were celebrated – as THREE Chair’s Awards were announced at a meeting of the Trust Board.

Trust Chair Nuala O’Kane announced awards for the Immunisation Team, the Children’s Community Nursing Team and for Bea Jones, a Nurse Specialist for Child Death Reviews.

The Chair’s Award is presented to an individual or team that has gone the extra mile in supporting patients, carers or their colleagues in a way that truly reflects Shropcom's values and stands out as remarkable action that deserves to be celebrated.

Nuala O’Kane said: “I am always blown away by the amazing things our staff do, both in and outside of work, and this month’s no exception. The dedication of our winners to caring for others really embodies the values of the NHS and Shropcom.

“I am so proud that they are part of the Shropcom family and would like to thank each of them for really bringing our Trust values to life.”

The Immunisation Team were presented with their award in recognition of their determination not to let a national delay in the delivery of nasal flu vaccines impact on Shropshire’s school children.

Despite being a small team of 11 nurses and two administrators, they pulled out all the stops to cover 219 schools throughout Shropshire - with a total of 39,013 children - in just nine weeks.

They also ran additional clinics for children not in school and those who had missed their school visit.

The Children’s Community Nursing Team (CCN Team) were praised for the level of support they give to children and families accessing end of life care.

They regularly go above and beyond to provide support that is sensitive to individual needs, at devastating time in people’s lives, and the feedback the team has received has been excellent.

Last but not least, Bea Jones, Nurse Specialist Child Death Reviews, was presented with an award for donating a kidney to a friend.

It involved a six month selection process to ensure a match and also that there would be no ill effects for Bea. This totally transformed her friend’s life: instead of attending hospital three times a week she now has an annual review and is able to walk up Snowdon, where previously she struggled to walk upstairs.

Anyone can nominate a member of staff or volunteer for a Chair’s Award by emailing their details for consideration to

Award winners

Pic caption: 1. The Immunisation Team with Nuala O’Kane

Pic caption: 2. Denny Rogers and Mel Snaith from the CCN Team with Nuala O’Kane

Pic caption: 3. Bea Jones, Nurse Specialist Child Death Reviews, with Nuala O’Kane
Next review due: 1 September 2020