Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Patient Partnership Group blog - December

Trish Cargill ,Chair of the Trust’s Patient Partnership Group, writes:

The Patient Partnership Group (or PPG for short) plays an important function at NUH. It is a group of patients and staff who come together monthly to offer a view on Trust issues, to give a patient voice and support NUH’s journey of continuous improvement. 

This month, by working together with staff we have:

  • Promoted Carers Rights Day by having a stand in main outpatient department at City Hospital where we had conversations with lots of patients and staff about how we can better support carers. Having the right information at the right time can make a significant difference when you are looking after someone. A new Carer Information Pack, developed by carers from across Nottinghamshire in conjunction with Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottinghamshire’s Clinical Commissioning Groups, is now available online. More information is available here.
  • Participated in assessments of the environment at City Hospital. When doing these assessments we walk around areas in the hospital looking at cleanliness, including the curtains, beds and ,floors as well as privacy and dignity. We score and comment on areas and feed this back to our clinical teams so that good practice can be praised and areas for improvement identified.
  • Attended the NUHonours Awards ceremony where it was inspiring to see and hear about the fantastic work of staff, volunteers and members who are each part of the NUH team. I was very honoured and humbled  to have the privilege of receiving  the Public Member of the Year award.