Pennine Care 70 for 70 - 64 to 70

The NHS is an incredible, diverse organisation that turned 70 years old on Thursday 5 July.

To countdown to the occasion, we shared a different staff story on social media every day for 70 days.

In case you missed them, here are the final seven:

64. Evelyn Asante-Mensah MBE – Chair

Evelyn Asante-MensahAs Chair, Evelyn is responsible for holding our Board of Directors to account. She also leads the Council of Governors.

Evelyn said: "I wanted to be part of making a difference. I wanted to be part of an organisation that cared and was passionate about putting patients first.

"The most rewarding thing about my job is getting out to see our services, to meet our staff, hear about what they are doing; meeting patients and hearing about their experiences and how we can continue to improve and provide services that are safe, high quality, effective and appropriate to their needs. 

"I think that helps me to put things into context when we are looking at development and improvement of services. 

Find out more about the Council of Governors at: www.penninecare.nhs.uk/cog

65. Carly Telford – Community Podiatrist

Carly TelfordCarly is based with the Oldham Podiatry Team at Oldham Integrated Care Centre.

As part of her role, Carly provides assessment and treatments for people who have problems with with their feet and lower limbs.

She said: "I watched a nail surgery procedure whilst on a placement and [podiatry] really appealed to me.

"I enjoy working and caring for people and getting results that can improve a patient's life.

"The most rewarding aspect of my job is being able to make patients comfortable"

More information about Oldham Podiatry Service is available at: www.penninecare.nhs.uk/oldhampodiatry

66. Matt Walsh – Patient Safety Lead

Matt WalshMatt’s role is vital to improving the safety of our services and learning from any mistakes.

He said: "Leading serious patient safety investigations where harm has occurred is a key aspect of delivering NHS improvements.

"Overcoming the day to day challenges that front line staff face, in addition to learning and improving, is something safety leads strive to do and can only do this with the support and cooperation of the whole workforce."

67. Wes Hand - Ward Manager

Wes HandWes is Manager of North Ward, part of the Irwell Unit, at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury:

"The NHS gives everyone the opportunity to live healthy lives without the fear of how they will afford it.

"The best part of my job is seeing people well, after nursing them through an episode of severe illness. It's heart-warming to see patients and their relatives happy with the outcome of treatment. 

"We are so privileged to have people put their faith and trust in us, when they feel at their most vulnerable. 

"The NHS deserves investment from everyone, and I choose to invest my time and skills in meeting the needs of the most vulnerable in our communities."

The Irwell Unit is a purpose built 48-bedded mental health unit. Click here to find out more.

68. Jane Power - Senior Data Analyst

Jane PowerJane is based with the Risk Management Team at Trust Headquarters in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Jane said: "I enjoy helping staff to look into incident data to address any patient safety issues. The most rewarding thing about my job is assisting others."

 

69. Warren Duffy – Estates Operations Engineer

Warren DuffyWarren works within our Estates Team.He said: “I have worked in Pennine Care’s Estates Department for almost seven years and have had various roles.

"The NHS, and Pennine Care in particular, have been extremely supportive from my first day; allowing me to put 100% focus and commitment into my work. It is without doubt an organisation that allows employees to learn and improve.

"Making sure that our engineering and building services maintain the very highest standards is what I am really passionate about. Having such a strong and adaptable team around me really helps.

"Despite being behind the scenes, it’s satisfying knowing the effect we can have on patient recovery by providing a high quality, safe and healing environment."

70. Claire Molloy – Chief Executive

Claire MolloyClaire, along with the Board of Directors, has overall responsibility for the running and management of the Trust and its services, including developing policies and strategies and monitoring performance.

Claire said: “I feel incredibly lucky to have worked in the NHS for over 25 years. It’s essentially a ‘people’ service and I love that, at its heart, is an ethos of care, compassion and equality. 

“Every day in my job is different and I love the challenge and variety. I get a lot from being part of something bigger and very precious. 

“As cheesy as it sounds, my biggest satisfaction comes from making a positive contribution to people’s lives, or helping and supporting others to do so.”

Find out more about the Board of Directors at: www.penninecare.nhs.uk/board

You can see the full 70 by liking @PennineCareNHSFT on Facebook, following @PennineCareNHS, or searching the hashtag #70for70.