The James Paget has been shortlisted for 2018 Nursing Times Award.
The Paget’s 2017-18 Flu Bee campaign, to encourage staff at the hospital to get the flu vaccination and to raise awareness of the benefits of the vaccine, has been shortlisted in the Infection Prevention and Control category of the 2018 Awards.
It follows on from success at the 2017 Nursing Times Awards where the James Paget won the Learning Disabilities Nursing category for our VIP Pathway ‘you are important to us’ which provides a bespoke service for the most vulnerable patients admitted to the hospital.
The awards are among the most prestigious nationally, with trusts from around the country nominated in categories which aim to highlight excellence in nursing.
Director of Nursing Julia Hunt said; “After success at a number of award ceremonies last year, we’re delighted to be shortlisted for another Nursing Times Award in 2018. The Flu Bee campaign captured the imagination of our teams and helped us achieve a more than 70% vaccination rate of staff at the hospital – a significant improvement on previous years. We know that Flu Bee really took off and it’s something we will be continuing to use ahead of the next flu season.”
As part of the campaign Focus Games Ltd created a new Flu Bee Game for the James Paget, which gives points for correctly answering questions relating to the flu and the vaccine. Competition to top the leader board generated further interest for the campaign and ensured messages reached a wider audience.
The Paget Flu Bee team will now have to wait until the awards evening in London on Wednesday 31 October to find out who wins.