Children's Ward Project Takes Top Honours

A PROJECT to help educate patients and their parents about their time on Frossard Ward has won this year’s Insurance Corporation Healthcare Bursary worth £2,000.

Staff nurse Damian Griffiths gave an impassioned presentation to the panel of judges about he and his colleagues’ plans to create an interactive website for children, families and young people coming into hospital.

The second prize of £1,000 was presented to clinical lead dietician Myfanwy Datta, MS nurse specialist Debbie Robilliard and adult speech therapists Ginette Bader and Carol Lofthouse for their project involving gastrostomy feeding. The team will use the funds to produce a DVD to help patients with neurological conditions to understand more about gastrostomy/tube feeding to help them make decisions about their long-term care.

‘Once again the bursary has been able to assist in the fruition of two very different areas within the health service. Since it was started in 1991, we have seen many projects come to the fore that have enhanced the health service to the island and we look forward to seeing many more in future years,’ said Insurance Corporation chairman and founder of the bursary, Peter Walpole.

‘Even those who did not win on this occasion have been given the opportunity to share their ideas in a worthwhile forum which, we hope, will result in their projects being taken forward outside of the bursary.’

The winners were presented with their prizes by the Bailiff Richard Collas at special luncheon for HSSD staff and board members.