Annual General Meeting and Annual Members' Meeting 2021
We shared our successes over the year and talked about how we worked hard in the face of a pandemic to stay true to our purpose, which is to advance care for children and young people with complex health needs.
As the Trust was unable to conduct an Annual General Meeting and Annual Members Meeting in person, we held a virtual AGM and AMM on 8 September 2021 with the theme ‘Innovative care during the pandemic’. The meeting was an opportunity to hear colleagues present on our performance in 2020/21 and how we adapted our services during the pandemic plus a chance to celebrate some of our successes.
Guests were given the chance to ask questions and make comments to the panel using the Slido platform. The agenda featured presentations from:
- Our Chair, Sir Michael Rake
- Chief Executive, Matthew Shaw
- Associate Medical Director For Well-being, Leadership & Improvement, Dr Daljit Hothi
- Chief Finance Officer, Helen Jameson
- Lead Governor, Claire Cooper-Jones
- Plus other colleagues at GOSH.
Some of the achievements in 2020/21 included:
- Responding to COVID-19 and restoring clinical services, changing the way we engaged with and supported our patients, families and partners and responding comprehensively and collaboratively to the crisis through the sheer determination and will of our staff.
- Investing in our staff so we can make GOSH a great place to work, developing the way we take care of staff and ensure their voices were heard.
- Making a difference now to impact the future for our young people, becoming the first UK standalone children’s hospital and the first London NHS Trust to declare a Climate and Health Emergency.
- Transforming outdated pathways and embracing the virtual world, reconfiguring our Electronic Patient Record (EPR) to support the admission of general paediatric patients from across NCL and oncology patients from other sites; providing access to NHS staff from other Trusts who were caring for patients admitted to GOSH; improving the functionality MyGOSH and transitioning to virtual visits and outpatients appointments.
- Launching our Above and Beyond strategy – securing our future beyond the pandemic and setting out the priorities and principles that would help us achieve our goals.
- Delivering essential research activity – leveraging our extensive infrastructure and expertise to adapt to the changing needs arising from the pandemic and maintaining essential research activity.
We also discussed the Trust's finances and the costs associated with exploring new ways of working in order to enable services were ongoing and staff were kept safe. Also on the agenda was a discussion around our membership, how we communicate with them and plans for the future as well as activities of the Council of Governors.
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