OK…I know I am no MLK. Few of us are. But that doesn’t stop us dreaming.
So I have a dream too.
Dreams that Good News Blogs will proliferate in every Hospital Trust in the country.
Dreams that the weight of the good news will be such that it will put the negatives into perspective.
Dreams that staff will feel valued at the work that they do and proud of their hospitals and not bashed by the media.
Dreams that the community will hear all the good news of the NHS even though it is rarely front page news.
Dreams that individual patients will have access to Good news about their ward of admission and have their worries diminished.
You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one (oh hang on I’ve heard that before) but dreams can come true (there we go again!)
And none of this negates the need for continued improvements, the challenging of bad practice, the exceeding of standards and the need for transparency when things go wrong. I’m an optimist not an idiot!
But it does mean that an attentiveness to Good News can change things. It can make people step up to the mark. It can inspire confidence and excellence. Less stick, more carrot.
Well that’s me done for a week. Off to France on the motorcycle with my son. But the good news won’t stop of course. Keep an eye out for it. Post a comment. Drop me an email. Read my column in the Worcester news. Visit our Facebook page: /ChaplainsBlog.
So until next time- au revoir et bon chance!