Exceptional Healthcare Awards 2018: Rising Star - Facilities

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

We are sharing details of our staff who have been shortlisted in the Exceptional Healthcare Awards, supported by Southmead Hospital Charity, ahead of our ceremony on November 9.

Today we are showcasing the staff in our Facilities directorate who have been shortlisted in the Rising Star category  Facilities, which recognises an individual who, early in their NBT career is making a significant impact or improvement at the Trust.

Here are the nominations:

Donna Baber, Fresh Arts Manager

The Fresh Arts programme has gone from strength to strength since Donna joined temporarily in March 2018. Providing wonderful environments and supporting the wellbeing of patients, visitors and staff, she has also launched our exciting Arts on Referral programme. Kind, calm and compassionate, Donna always puts patients first, such as when a patient fell in a car park and she stayed with them in ED to make sure they got home safely.


Lisa Broderick, Duty Manager

After working as a domestic for 14 years, Lisa now manages a large team of domestics responsible for cleaning standards across levels four and five of the Brunel building at Southmead Hospital. She also manages the rapid response teams who deep clean infected rooms throughout the hospital. Always motivating, teaching and promoting team working, she has achieved all her audit scores and regularly receives praise from clinical teams. She always strives for excellence with a smile on her face and no challenge is too great.


North Bristol NHS Trust Exceptional Healthcare Awards shortlisted nominees in the Rising Star - Facilities - category


Paul Jenkins, Facilities Manager

After joining the Trust in 2009 as Sterile Services Department Manager, Paul helped to significantly drive up standards as the Trust modernised. He never shied away from difficult change and has developed into a leader of a very large and complex portfolio of facilities management services, including parking, waste and security. He is always cheerful, keen to help anyone and everyone, and has a can do attitude. He is also extremely loyal and is a great advocate for the Trust.


Trudi Meredith, Patient Transport Liaison Officer

Having previously worked as a Transport Scheduler, Trudi has made a huge impact since starting as Patient Transport Liaison Officer in July 2018. Building strong links with clinical teams to enhance patient flow, she always takes the lead in supporting complex discharges. She has also developed a leaflet to put patients’ minds at ease as well as an online booking to free up clinical staff time. A solution finder striving for excellence, she is dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate.