They’ve gone gold!

They’ve gone gold!

Congratulations to our team members of the below services as they’ve recently been awarded Gold as part of the Manchester Foundation Trust (MFT) accreditation process. They are:

  • Gorton and Levenshulme District Nursing Team in Central Manchester
  • The North Manchester Community Stroke and Neuro Service (CSNS)
  • The Wythenshawe Integrated Neighbourhood INT (patch 1) in South Manchester

The process is an assurance mechanism for ensuring high-quality care and the best patient experience, which is underpinned by the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework. It involves reviewing a series of defined standards and metrics within services, teams, wards and departments that are then either awarded bronze, silver, or gold.Stephanie McKay, Team Leader for Gorton and Levenshulme District Nurses, said:“We have worked really hard as a team to keep our portfolio up to date and relevant, constantly evolving and looking at quality improvement projects. We also participate in a lot of community projects which gives us better insight into our local community and the needs of our neighbourhood. I’m so proud of my team they go above and beyond on a daily basis and keep our patients care at the heart of everything. Quality and safety is very important to us so our Gold shows us our quality improvement work has been successful.”

Mel Charmer, Community Stroke Team Lead and Lead Occupational Therapist, North Manchester Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team said:

“We had our accreditation visit in December and are delighted to have been awarded GOLD! It has been a really positive experience for the team and everyone got involved from supporting joint visits to answering questions about the service. As one of the first teams to complete the accreditation we were all very happy with the result.”

Lorraine Ganley, LCO Director of Nursing and Professional Lead, said:

“What a fantastic result for our services! I’m incredibly proud of each one of them. The CSNS was the first Allied Health Professional service to ever go through the accreditation process, so they’ve certainly set the bar high for others. Well done!”