The Trigger Response at Broomfield Hospital
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust | East of England
The Trigger Response team based at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford developed an innovative programme to ensure staff received their resuscitation training whilst caring for patients with COVID-19 in a busy department.
They practised a rolling simulation programme where they attend a ward without prior notice and created a resuscitation simulation scenario. This meant that crucial staff training could continue, boosting morale and improving care for some of the sickest patients at the hospital.
They organised a ‘Basic life support and deteriorating patient awareness week’, which informed other departments and reassured patients and relatives.
The team also supported the safe transfer of COVID patients between Intensive Care Units during the pandemic, ensuring there was capacity to admit patients during times of high demand.
Nominated by: Rt Hon John Whittingdale OBE MP