Health minister, Deputy Anne Pryke, presented local charity, Family Nursing & Home Care, with the Investors in People Silver Standard at a special presentation held at the Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society Showground on Wednesday 4th June.
The accolade was awarded to celebrate outstanding achievements for both the charity and its employees and volunteers.
In addition to the presentation of the Investors in People accreditation, three nursing staff also received awards for academic studies, while a further 25 team members received recognition for the completion of the Modern Management Programme. The presentation also saw one staff member, Jo Davies, receive the prestigious William Glasson Award, an award set up in memory of the former FNHC staff member. The recipient of the award was nominated and voted for by FNHC peers.
Julie Gafoor, CEO of FNHC, commented, ‘We are delighted to have achieved the Investors in People Silver Standard. It is only because of the dedication of our team that we have been able to achieve this status and that’s why organised this presentation event – to say a big thank you to all of them. We felt it important to take the opportunity to thank them for their contributions and to highlight their amazing achievements of the past 12 months. They are all committed to delivering outstanding patient care and these awards and qualifications only go to show how dedicated they are to doing this.’
In order to secure the much-coveted Silver Standard, FNHC worked closely with Investors in People to meet or exceed a set of benchmarks, including a strong focus on employee management. To reach Silver Standard, FNHC had to complete over 115 criteria requirements.
FNHC received significant praise from the Investors in People regulators on completion of the assessment, with assessors saying: ‘Family Nursing and Home Care staff are visibly involved in decision making processes, and feel empowered to make these decisions, whilst fully understanding the strict guidelines that they have to adhere to when it comes to patient care… FNHC employees clearly had learnt a great deal about themselves, and understand about quality and assurance across the business.’
FNHC is a forward thinking, modern charity that continues to adapt in order to provide the services that islanders need today. The charity provides a variety of services from birth to end of life including health visitors, school and children’s nursing, district and specialist nursing as well as home and domestic care. In order to continue providing its breadth of outstanding services in the community, FNHC requires £2 million in voluntary income and donations.