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Right Arrow Surgery team win Merit Award at Hospital Doctor Awards - PR/45/0506
14 February 2006 at 11:14
Following on from the success of the Dermatology Team at last year’s Hospital Doctor Awards when they were highly commended for their work, the Breast and General Surgery Unit led by Mr Stewart Meehan received a merit award in the Surgery Team of the Year category. The award was given with specific reference to the breast care services. The prestigious Awards celebrate the clinical excellence and innovation of outstanding consultants and their teams, and aim to reward those individuals who achieve the highest standards within the profession. Consultant Mr Meehan and his team have demonstrated to the judges they are capable of achieving such standards. The award was given in recognition of the team’s effective use of resources, innovative approach and strong teamwork. Allan Stephenson, Director of Planned Services said, “This second commendation from the Hospital Doctor Awards 2005, recognises the hard work and dedicated commitment of all involved in the breast care services. Patients can be assured that the care they receive at the Trust is of the highest standard. Now patients are offered a choice of where to go for their treatment, this sort of national recognition of the services we offer should be taken in to consideration when making that choice.” Notes to Editors The award for Surgery Team of the Year is made in association with the Royal College of Surgeons. The College says it supports innovative multi-professional practice and encourages the development of modern team working for the benefit of patients. Surgical teams should be striving to enhance service levels, training, safety and continuity of care. Effective teams can be recognised by the way in which they inspire and demonstrate shared objectives, task-related leadership and a flexible approach to releasing the talents of all team members. The award for the Dermatology Team was announced in our press release of 21 December 2005 ref: PR/34/0506 Picture shows Mr Meehan (in bow tie) and the team. Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. Enquiries to: Matthew King Tel: 01704 704714 E-mail: matthew.king@southportandormskirk.nhs.uk