Norfolk Ward Up For Awards

A Norfolk medical ward is in the running for two prestigious awards.

Feltwell at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn is nominated in the Care of The Older People and Patient Safety Improvement Awards in the Nursing Time

It follows their work in the Let’s Get Moving campaign to develop innovative ways of keeping patients well and ensuring a workplace is happy.

Karon Strong, Head of Nursing for the Division of Medicine and lead facilitator behind the Let’s Get Moving initiative, said: “I am so proud of all of our teams across the Trust who have got behind this important campaign in which Feltwell are leading the way.

“All disciplines across Feltwell Ward and throughout the Trust have united with a clear purpose and are motivated to share innovative ideas and embrace new methods of working. Patients and relatives have also crucial in developing ideas for ward-based activities which were implemented such as bingo, painting, drawing and crosswords.”

Patients were also actively involved in creative planning for the King’s Coronation this year which included putting up decorations on the ward to create a street party atmosphere.

Alice Webster, Chief Executive at QEH, said: “These high-profile national awards receive hundreds of entries every year and being shortlisted recognises that Team QEH’s nursing initiatives are contributing to innovation in the profession, inclusivity in the workplace, and patient safety and wellbeing – all of which reinforce our values of kindness, wellness, and fairness in action.”

“This is our third year of being shortlisted for these awards, showing that we are consistently making remarkable contributions to the nursing profession – and importantly making the QEH a better place to work.

“Being recognised by the Nursing Times is fantastic news for both teams – and is again endorsement that we are well on our way to becoming the best rural District General Hospital for patient and staff experience.”

Sam Jude, Ward Manager of Feltwell, said: “Each member from the team and across the wider Trust has consistently demonstrated unwavering passion, professionalism, and a genuine desire to make a positive impact on the lives of patients and their families.”

The winners of the Nursing Times Awards will be announced in October 2023 at a ceremony in London.