First anniversary of staff forum at hospital

PUBLISHED: 16:29 18 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:13 18 July 2018

Hilary Winch, lead on Schwartz Rounds cutting the cake with NNUH colleagues. Photo: NNUH

Hilary Winch, lead on Schwartz Rounds cutting the cake with NNUH colleagues. Photo: NNUH


The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) has celebrated its one year anniversary of Schwartz Rounds – a forum where all staff, clinical and non-clinical, come together to discuss the emotional and social aspects of working in healthcare.

The special anniversary session was a chance for the trust to celebrate how beneficial Schwartz Rounds have been for staff over the past year. Topics have included ‘a time I felt proud’, ‘caring from the heart’ and ‘a day in the life on the acute medical unit’.

Hilary Winch, head of workplace health, safety and wellbeing said: “Evidence shows that staff who attend these sessions feel more supported in their roles and have an opportunity to reflect on the emotional demands of their work. This enables them to continue to deliver high standards of care as well as having an increased insight and appreciation for each other’s roles.”

Laura Ford, clinical stroke research nurse at NNUH said: “For me, Schwartz Rounds are an important resource available to enhance the emotional wellbeing of staff at NNUH. Listening and talking to colleagues from different areas within the trust has provided me with a deeper insight and appreciation for their roles. Schwartz Rounds are a fantastic chance to highlight how hard we work at NNUH to give excellent quality care – ensuring our patients always come first. Congratulations to Hilary and her fabulous team on NNUH Schwartz Rounds first birthday.”

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