COUNTY health bosses honoured hospital staff for their efforts at a their recent annual general meeting.

Wye Valley NHS Trust leaders selected three winners and presented them with awards and certificates at Shirehall on July 11.

Urgent care programme manager Lindsey McLean was awarded the outstanding employee contribution of the year while the pre-hospital emergency department and intensive therapy unit teams won the group category.

And Jemma Vincent, occupational therapy medical frailty lead, was given the chairman’s award for innovation.

Ms McLean lifted the outstanding contribution award for her work to lever in £6.25 million of funding into the Trust.

£5 million came in for the global digital exemplar programme for IT developments at the Trust (including electronic prescribing). During a period of 14 months she had to submit 12 version of the bid which was 92 pages long.

The remaining £1.25 million to support our programme to develop electronic patient records in the community.

She managed to successfully bid for the money despite pressures at home which involved her mother and husband being cared for in hospital.

Jemma Vincent received the Chairman’s award for innovation after completing internationally recognised QSIR training (Quality, service improvement and redesign) and using the techniques and tips to better deploy telecare equipment for patients which allows them to go home sooner.

The project involved working closely with equipment providers, the local authority and housing associations, taking into account different policies and procedures to ensure swift and efficient deployment of telecare equipment.

The outstanding team contribution went to a combination of teams from pre-hospital, Emergency Department, Intensive Therapy Unit.

The award was given for the seamless way the teams came together and fought for eleven hours to save the life of a child.