The Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Contribution in Innovation Practice – Winner 2019
We are continually inspired by Gerard’s innovative approach to care and we are very grateful to have him as a colleague and we would like to highlight Gerard’s innovative way of working and we recognise the dedication and passion that he has contributed to client involvement, diversity and inclusion.
Gerard demonstrates innovation through his attitude to change. He strives for continual improvement and has contributed to several project areas across the organisation as a member of the Nurse Development Group, Fresh, The Diversity Action Group and the Mortality Review Group. He’s also a Mental Health First Aider, a male Nurse role model and a regular contributor to our internal communications.
Gerard is extremely solution-focussed and motivated by his ‘can do’ attitude which is infectious. He is reflective, supportive, encouraging, empowering, knowledgeable and a true champion of the rights of everybody at St Anne’s and our diverse communities. Most importantly, he listens actively to others and supports people to contribute in their own way to our shared goals. He is never afraid to receive critical feedback or do things differently – his is never complacent in his work or his outlook on what can be achieved, which makes him a pleasure to work with.
Gerard has numerous positive working relationships with external partners that have created positive change and innovation for clients and their families at Heatherstones. This is demonstrated by his connection with the University of Huddersfield and local NHS CCGs. He has been involved in leading some amazing work, specifically on occupational therapy and supporting client friendships.
Gerard has demonstrated innovation in his attitude and his work time and time again. His values of inclusion and compassion are woven in to the everyday interactions that he has in the workplace, with our clients and in the community.
The Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Contribution in Innovation Practice – was sponsored by Galtec and was presented by Mark Fennelly, Regional Operations Manager.