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Poole team wins radiography award

Poole Hospital's radiographers accepting the award at the House of CommonsPoole Hospital’s radiotherapy team has been named Southwest Region Team of the Year for 2012 by the Society of Radiographers.

The prestigious award recognises the hard work and commitment of staff in delivering high-quality patient care, while developing and embracing new or improved practices to enhance the experience of patients.

Advanced patient services highlighted in the hospital’s awards submission included:

  • A ‘Will I glow in the dark?’ monthly out-of-hours patient and carer information evening for new patients recently referred for radiotherapy
  • A Dorset radiotherapy helpline for patients to speak to a radiographer for advice following the completion of their treatment
  • A new pre-treatment patient clinic to explain about the treatment and what to expect
  • A radiographer counsellor for patients who need more support during radiotherapy treatment.

Jane Giddy, deputy head of therapy radiography, said:

“This is a great achievement for our team, which recognises and rewards our dedication and enthusiasm for enhancing the excellent radiotherapy service at Poole. We continually strive to further develop the high standard of care provided and the support we offer our patients.”

The award was presented at a ceremony in the House of Commons on Wednesday 7 November 2012. Simon Greenwood, Claire West, and Angharad Bevan accepted the award from Anna van der Gaag, the chair of the Health and Care Professions Council, on behalf of Poole Hospital’s therapy radiography team.

Richard Evans, chief executive of the Society of Radiographers, said: “The award is recognition of the team’s commitment to excellence in developing services and placing patients at the centre of all activities.”

The award submissions were judged by the relevant regional committee of the Society of Radiographers. They recognised the hard work and dedication of radiographers across the country and were initially set up in collaboration with the Department of Health in 2003.

Date: 8 November 2012

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