An exemplary materials controller who is a determined problem solver and a gifted bank midwife who offers deeply empathetic care and compassion in the most difficult times are the winners of March’s You Made a Difference awards.
Ali is a midwife and has worked for the Trust for around 12 years in total. Although she is working on a Bank only basis now, she has previously held substantive posts in the delivery unit and Sara Ward.
Ali works mainly on the delivery unit and antenatal ward, and has a particular passion for bereavement care so will work in this capacity where possible.
Ali herself has given birth to five children at The Rosie and reports she received amazing care throughout her deliveries.
Ali’s parting comment was “I love The Rosie”!
This is reflected in the nomination from the relative of a patient, extracts of which told us:
“We recently had the terribly sad experience of losing a pregnancy and were admitted for a stillbirth delivery. Ali was our midwife and was everything we could have asked for during that time. She was wonderful.”
Ali was meticulous at seeking out our wishes throughout so that she could adjust what she was doing to support us; she was carefully attentive to our medical and emotional needs and deeply empathetic.
“She guarded our privacy carefully as we grieved, which somehow meant a huge amount to me at the time - and since – and for which I am especially grateful. She transformed an experience we had been dreading and fearing, into one that was peaceful. Sad, yes, but it was also full of love.
“It is only when I reflect on it now, that I have some sense of how carefully she managed the situation to give us the very best of experiences we could have had.”
I will be forever grateful for a very special experience and the priceless support of a gifted and talented midwife. Thank you Ali.
Peter Truszkowski is a buyer within our customer services team. The role involves processing purchasing requests and orders, and supporting colleagues around the Trust with procurement and supply related queries and issues.
Peter has developed a positive reputation for being a committed and determined problem solver!
This is reflected in the winning nomination which told us:
Our team has liaised directly with Peter for many years when we have had trouble with ordering of medical supplies and his commitment to his role and responsibilities is exemplary.
“Peter responded to a delay in the availability of an essential item our clinical nurse specialist service required to manage the care of our patient group. Peter recognised the impact of this for the safety and wellbeing of our caseload.
“Peter investigated sourcing this product elsewhere and, because of his efforts and determination, secured the order with an alternative supplier, averting a potential clinical risk to our patient group.
“Peter's actions on this day are just one example of his conduct and commitment.”
As a 'behind the scenes' employee of the Trust, his work is not always visible to others, but he is instrumental in assisting our service in the delivery of care to a particularly vulnerable patient group.