Fab Change Day
Frontline NHS staff are always encouraged to spot opportunities for improvement and to use their initiative to make those ideas a reality. NHS Change Day is an annual celebration of the dedication, passion and commitment of health professionals who do just that.
This year the Academy of Fabulous Stuff, which is led by health commentator Roy Lilley, has flown the flag for Fab Change Day and the Countess was delighted to be a key supporter. For more information visit: http://fabnhsstuff.net/fabchangeday/
Our own memory Nurse Andy Tysoe and physiotherapy team leader Anna Lees were both selected as Fab Ambassadors tasked with acting as vanguards for the movement. Andy, in particular, is an example of what a difference Change Day pledges can make, with his own #DementiaDO awareness sessions making a huge difference to people living with dementia across the North West.
For more information about the events that took place at the Countess to mark Fab Change Day 2016 see our flyer. Our estates project manager Kevin Higham also went the extra mile with his pledge, dying his hair in numerous colours. You can read more here.
For a look back at our social media activity on the day, view our Storify post here.
The visit of the Fabcopter carrying Roy Lilley was one of the biggest highlights on the day. You can see a clip of the helicopter landing directly below and also a video from the Academy of Fab Stuff documenting Roy's trip to our Intermediate Care Unit in full. For more information about the Intermediate Care Unit click here.