Jo's efforts to Keep Carers Caring earns her a staff award


Speech and Language Therapy Assistant, Jo Smith-Scadden, has been presented with a CHuFT Star Award* for spearheading the Keep Carers Caring Campaign at our Trust.

The camapign adopts the principles of John’s Campaign and expands the criteria to people admitted into hospital who have a physical disability, cognitive impairment, long term condition, learning disability, mental health issue or people who are frail.

She received her certificate and immediately signed up our CEO Brendan Brown to make his own pledge. Brendan said: “Congratulations and thank you very much for everything you’ve done amongst everything else. You’ve led the start of the Keep Carers Caring movement in the Trust and we are incredibly grateful and proud of you.”

Jo said she was grateful for the nomination and support from the teams which have been active in the campaign to Keep Carers Caring.

Health Care Assistant, Ophthalmology Outpatients, Beverly Smith nominated Jo. She wrote: “Jo has been through a lot in the past year with her mum being diagnosed with dementia before sadly dying. She found out about John’s Campaign and brought it to our Trust and it’s thriving with so many carers signed up. It’s right across the Trust and this is all down to Jo. She has carried on despite the loss of her dear mum so others can benefit.”

*Our CHuFT Star Award is our monthly peer-to-peer recognition programme.