Success all around for DWMH

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust has received national recognition from the HSJ Awards 2018 by making the shortlist in the Staff Engagement Category.

The Trust developed a staff engagement programme which involved the launch of a new staff recognition scheme and resulted in some of its best ever National NHS Staff Survey results in 2017. The results showed that their overall staff engagement score increased to 3.94 against a sector average score of 3.79 and the Trust was also the top performing mental health trusts in many areas of the survey.

“I am so proud that not only has our staff engagement been recognised by the Nursing Times Awards 2018 but also the HSJ Awards 2018 too. It just shows that all of the hard work that has been undertaken to help improve the way we engage with staff as a Trust has really made a difference and is being recognised at a national level,” said Staff Engagement Lead and Freedom to Speak Up Guardian Michael Hirons.

The winner of this award will be announced on 21st November at the awards ceremony in London.

Staff at Dudley and Walsall Mental Health have also been recognised for their dedication and commitment at the Trust’s annual staff awards on Thursday 6th September 2018 where around 150 staff gathered at the Queen Mary Ballroom at Dudley Zoological Gardens.

Individuals and teams were shortlisted for going the extra mile and were presented with awards by senior members, service users and stakeholders.

The awards ceremony would not have been possible without the generosity of event sponsors Kingsway Group and Hydrop and in particular our main event sponsor Kier.

Staff working in both clinical and non-clinical roles received awards in the categories of Values Champion, Rising Star, Working in Collaboration, Leading with Integrity, Support Service of the Year, Frontline Team of the Year, NHS 70 Award and Unsung Hero.