Thank You Event 2023: Leader of the Year - Winner
Every year we celebrate our amazing staff and their achievements at our Thank You ceremony. Board members will surprise colleagues at their bases and present them with a hamper, balloons and a certificate for being shining examples of our magnificent staff behaviours.
Leader of the Year - Winner
Kirsty Jones (Clinical Head of Portfolio, Adult Business Unit)
In October 2022 Kirsty Jones moved to lead a LCH team to mobilise the Wharfedale intermediate care wards at a critical time within the Leeds system.
Kirsty was able to operationally and clinically direct actions daily to ensure that patients were safe, staff were clear in their objectives and supported in their wellbeing, and actions were completed.
Kirsty’s clinical experience and leadership skills were evident instantly, as she led a steady ship and generated confidence in others immediately. Throughout the process Kirsty remained a calm presence despite the pressure and pace of work.
She was nominated by Business Manager, Lyndsay Hamilton who explained that Kirsty was always positive, friendly, and supportive, exhibiting our Trust values every day whilst also making clear decisions. Kirsty communicated in an articulate and understandable way and empowered staff to deliver. She consistently communicated a vision for Wharfedale with patients at the heart and never shied away from the accountability and responsibility of delivering this, taking an authentic and open approach.
Kirsty has encouraged all the staff at Wharfedale to develop their abilities and takes a keen interest in the progress of careers. Kirsty continues to mentor and support post-registration district nurses and inspire the next generation.
Kirsty’s leadership led to a successful mobilisation of Wharfedale which is now established as a thriving LCH service.
Kirsty was surprised at Wharfedale by Executive Director of Operations Sam Prince and Executive Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals Steph Lawrence who presented her with the award.
Steph said, "I want to say thank you for all the work you have and continue to put in here. All you efforts and your fantastic leadership is seen and we really truly appreciate it."