Shortlisted entries in the Outstanding Leader Award are:
Jason Green, Theatre Service Manager, Pilgrim
Jason has lead his team through a difficult year, making himself available on his day off and always there for anyone needing support. His nomination describes him as compassionate, calm and thoughtful. He has ensured all staff have access to wellbeing advice, time away from clinical duties and still has managed to offer professional development during a national crisis.
His team have described him as always having the door open for a chat if you need him and being hard working and dedicated.
Polly Johnson, Ward Manager, Lincoln
Polly was nominated a few times and all of her nominations describe her fantastic approach to leading her team. She is described as being really supportive of staff and an excellent advocate for patients and her service. She has been instrumental in turning her ward around, and delivering training and organising support for staff during the last difficult year.
She has remained positive, organised and compassionate throughout the ward being COVID positive and moving around, at one point managing two wards. She strives for the very best for her ward and team.
Angus Maitland, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Trustwide
Angus’ nomination talks about how he has been instrumental in setting up hospital vaccination hubs at Lincoln, Pilgrim and Grantham hospitals for NHS, healthcare and care home staff. This is in addition to a patient clinic for those aged over 80. Thanks to his expertise and leadership, thousands of patients and colleagues were able to receive their COVID vaccine. As well as leading the project group, Angus was the catalyst that pulled three NHS Trusts, CCG staff, the local ambulance service, the local authorities, care home colleagues, charities, and so many other organisations together, resulting in the successful rollout of the vaccination programme.
He is described as the lynchpin that held everything together, leading from the front and inspiring everyone along the way to deliver a first class service.
Adele Bogg, Ward Sister, Lincoln
Adele was nominated several times. She is described as being an approachable and enthusiastic leader. She has been there throughout the pandemic to support her staff when they were experiencing difficult personal and professional circumstances. She has taken on clinical shifts when there was immense pressure on the ward and made a lot of time to welcome new staff members onto the ward.
She has made many improvements to the ward and listens to feedback from staff members and patients, which is reflected in improved audits. She has assisted her team in creating grab packs for people with nutritional care needs and liaised with our HCSWs in developing their care handover sheets.