Outstanding Achievement Team AwardIn July 2012, The HR & Wellbeing Business Services won an ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ and were shortlisted in the top 3 for the ‘Outstanding Team Achievement of the Year Award’.

The ‘Outstanding Achievements Award’ (OAA) is designed to acknowledge those individuals and teams who go above and beyond what is expected in their role, and who consistently demonstrate our Trust values in order to deliver excellence for their patients and other customers.

Below is a brief summary provided by the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust:

The HR & Wellbeing Business Services Team are the first team within the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to undertake & deliver a collaborative shared service with Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the service has now been in operation for nearly 12 months. Commencing on the 1st July 2011, the Service has overcome significant challenges including different ways of working & cultures, changes in structure and responsibilities. Throughout this, the team have been resilient and are constantly endeavouring to deliver a service through challenging times. It is to their credit that they have continued to recruit, fill bank & agency posts, and provide a Recruitment, Staffing Solutions, Payroll & Pensions & Service development, information & compliance service, & Occupational Health Service to over 18000 employees with a pay bill of over £24m.