The hardworking teams behind Croydon Health Services NHS Trust will make their on-screen debuts this week, thanks to Croydon 24, a short film that looks at what it takes to deliver care across the borough.
The ten minute film, which will be launched on the Trust’s social media channels later today (Tuesday 17 December) highlights the not only the efforts of our doctors, surgeons, nurses and midwives, but also the teams behind the scenes, such as our cleaners, porters, administrators and volunteers.
Following a day in the life of the NHS in one of London’s busiest boroughs, viewers will see how the Trust works across both the hospital, and in our communities, caring for patients including Theodora, one of our young patients living with cancer, who is supported by the Children’s Hospital at Home (CHAH) Team.
Talking about her time working in Croydon, Sarah McCready, a CHAH Nurse who features in the film said:
“For me, the real difference between treating children in hospital and seeing them at home is following their journey from when they are quite sick to seeing them ring the end of treatment bell. You build a rapport with families and it is such a privilege to go into their homes and be welcomed by them.
“Living and working in Croydon, we can make change happen and make it better for others. My mum worked at Croydon University Hospital and always told me how important it is to make a difference where you live.”
Matthew Kershaw, Chief Executive of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust said:
“It takes an incredible amount of work from every one of our almost 4,000 staff to deliver care to Croydon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
“This film brings to life the work of many of the Trust’s unsung heroes and we’re very lucky to have each of them with us. They truly make Croydon Health Services the best place to be.”
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust employs more than 3,800 staff and provides care for people at home, in schools, and health clinics across the borough, as well as in two hospitals, which house the borough’s new £21million Emergency Department.
Working with its partners, including GPs, mental health services and the local authority’s social care teams, Croydon’s is leading the way in aligning it’s wider health and care system to ensure that people living in the borough get the care they need, when they need it, as seamlessly as possible.
How to watch 'Croydon 24'
The film will be broadcast on our Facebook page from 7pm this evening in an exclusive first look and viewers will then also be able to view it, along with profiles of the teams involved, on our website, Youtube, Twitter and Instagram.
To find out more about the staff involved in Croydon 24, click here.