NURSES from the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust triumphed at the Nursing Times Leadership Challenge.
They were among 36 teams from the across the country taking part in the challenge to test skills and responses in an emergency.
Matron for emergency care, Jo Middleton, left and patient flow manager, Lidia Holroyd were part of the Trust’s team that won three awards at the event in Coventry.
The teams had to deal with different pretend emergency scenarios including an outbreak of legionnaires’ disease and a leak on a hospital ward.
The teams were assessed throughout the day on their responses, organisation and team-working and the Trust’s team won best team, best strategy and best health economy.
Lidia said: “It was a really challenging and fun day that called upon a wide range of skills. We were thrilled to win three of the awards.”
The team, which was also made up of staff from the Calderdale PCT and social services, was presented with the awards from chief nursing officer, Chris Beasley.
Editor of the Nursing Times, Alastair McLellan, said: “This is a unique event. It puts nurse leaders at every level, from ward to board, through their paces in order to help them develop the skills they may one day need in a real situation”.