St Barnabas Hospice receives £4,800 grant to train admin staff

3rd January 2023

St Barnabas Hospice are delighted to have received a £4,800 grant from the Serco Foundation, the charitable branch of Serco, which provides services to public organisations.

The grant funding will be spent on St Barnabas administration staff to receive specialised knowledge and understanding in medical terminology. This can help the admin team to identify the diagnosis of patients more efficiently, and where required refer the patient to other areas within the organisation, so they can get the care they need quicker.

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Sheena Ambler, Senior Clinical Service Manager for St Barnabas, says: “We are thrilled to have received this funding from Serco.

“St Barnabas Hospice employs over 300 staff, a large percentage of whom are based in a clinical setting, and all our staff work harmoniously as a team to contribute to the care delivery of patients.

“Being able to offer our staff the opportunity to attend this certified medical terminology training will enable them to give even better support to our patients, which will benefit everyone and will further improve the outstanding experience patients have with us.

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“Our administrative staff really are the backbone of the clinical team and without them, our amazing doctors, nurses, and other clinical team members would not be able to give patients care as well as they do.

“So far, we have offered this training to two people in our fantastic administration team; Laura Young, who is a South East Multi-Disciplinary Team Administrator in our Boston Wellbeing Centre (Novak House) and Molly Scotton, South West Coordinator in our Grantham Wellbeing Centre. There is scope to offer it to two others, so we will be approaching the relevant team members about this in due course.Woman with long blonde hair, wearing sunglasses on top of her head smiling, white banner at the bottom with blue text "Molly Scotton"

“To be able to invest in Laura and Molly’s development and academic healthcare skills is such a boon and we thank Serco for this funding. We look forward to starting the training and seeing the positive effects.”

Chris Simm, Social Value Lead at Serco, comments: “We are very pleased to have been able to award the £4,800 grant to St Barnabas Hospice. We know how important the charity’s care services are for the residents of Lincolnshire, supporting over 12,000 adults living with a life-limiting or terminal illness annually.

“We look forward to hearing how Laura and Molly get on with their training, and we appreciate all the hard work the Hospice puts into looking after their local communities.”

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