Fitzwilliam Hospital Nominated for Speak up for Safety Programme
Speaking Up for Safety is a Ramsay Health Care organisation programme helping to build and embed a culture of safety and quality between staff. Announcing their programme launch in July 2018, Ramsay Health Care UK said that the Speaking Up for Safety programme “reinforces the company’s commitment to providing outstanding healthcare and safeguarding patients’’.
Our ward HCA, Alison Jones, suggested that the hospital enter the local Peterborough Evening Telegraph Awards and the team were delighted to be nominated in the Staff Engagement category.
The staff are attending a training scheme which is being run in partnership with the Cognitive Institute, include graded assertiveness training for all staff and a feedback platform for staff to report both positive and negative experiences, all of which equip staff with the confidence to speak up for safety.
The hospital was shortlisted and recently attended The Peterborough Business Awards at The Moat House. The Fitzwilliam Hospital was awarded Highly Commended in their category for Staff Engagement.
Fitzwilliam Hospital Director, Carl Cottam said, “We are thrilled to be leading the way in the UK as the first hospital group to introduce the programme and are proud to have an excellent team supporting the initiative. We are committed to providing the highest levels of safety across the hospital and we are delighted to be nominated for the award’.