Staff Awards 2014 – the winners

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The winners of our annual Staff Awards were announced on 13th November at a ceremony held at Kingsholm stadium in Gloucester. Teams and individual members of staff were presented with Excellence Awards after being nominated by colleagues and patients for their contributions to our services.

Shortlisted candidates for each category attended, with winners announced on the night. Now in its seventh year, the Staff Awards aims to thank staff for their hard work, their innovation and for the outstanding care they provide for patients in the county. The very popular Patient’s Choice award took place for the third time this year.

In addition, other members of staff were presented with Long Service Awards and Learning and Development certificates.

We were fortunate again to have attracted sponsors for the awards. Their involvement allows us to create links with local businesses and gives them the opportunity to attend the evening and hear at first hand some of the wonderful things our staff have done over the year. This year our sponsors were Alpha Colour Printers, Safe at Home, West of England Academic Health Science Network (WEAHSN) and Colour Connection printers. Thanks to all of them for their continued support of our Trust.

Chief Executive Dr Frank Harsent said: “Every single day our staff do quite incredible things that profoundly impact on people’s lives. What motivates staff working in our hospitals is the ability to make that difference. Quite often these values can get lost under the wider scrutiny of the NHS. The annual staff awards is our way of reminding those dedicated, hard-working individuals of just what a good job they are doing in exceptionally challenging circumstances.”

The Awards – shortlisted candidates and winners

Health Professional of the Year

Dr Christine Edwards, Obs & Gynae, GRH

Mandy Hending, Therapy Technician, Brain injury Team, GRH

WINNER - Sister Natasha Bull, Emergency Department (Paeds), GRH                

Healthcare Team of the Year

WINNER - Stroke services, GRH

Chemotherapy Helpline, CGH

Weight Management, Nutrition and Dietetics, GRH

Support Services Ambassador

WINNER - Switchboard Team, GRH         

Eva Vasilova, Domestic Services, Woodmancote Ward, CGH

Ann Friend, Ophthalmology, GRH & Countywide

Exceptional contribution to Quality & Patient Care

WINNER - Sally Pugh and Bridget Campbell, Dietetics and Catering team, both sites

Nicky O'Brien, Carys Hoskins, Alastair Graham,  Pharmacy CGH & GRH

Gallery Ward 1 Team, GRH

Exceptional contribution to Safety

Pamela Williams, Main theatre recovery, GRH

WINNER - Dr Zoe Jones, ACUA, GRH

Dr Boddana and the AKI Team, both sites

The Katherine Felix Award for development in Nursing

Mike Bunting, Hepatology/ Gastro, GRH

Debbie Dean, Paediatrics, CGH/GRH

WINNER - Angela McFarlane, Lead HCA, Ward 9b GRH


Outstanding Clinical Leader of the Year

WINNER - Susie Durrell, Physiotherapy, both sites

Ruth Ilott and Deb White, General Theatres, CGH

Annie Elyan, Hazleton Ward, CGH

Outstanding Non-Clinical Leader of the Year

WINNER - Zack Pandor, IT Shared Service (CITS), GRH

Diana Thomas, Professional Education, both sites

Pete Scarrott, Support Services, CGH

The Learning & Development Award

Sr Sheila Mounce, Acute Pain Service, CGH

Sr Beverley Jones, Children's Inpatients, GRH

WINNER - Ed Iles & Stuart Parry, E-Learning, GRH

Apprentice of the Year

Ru Miah, Pathology, GRH

Natalie Bermingham, West Block Outpatients, CGH

WINNER - Lauren Black, Opthalmology Outpatients, both site

Kindness & Respect Award

WINNER - Liz Watson – Domestic, ACUC

Emma Crossland – HCA, Woodmancote

Lesley Christie – HCS, Chedworth Suite

The Innovation Award

WINNER - Bogdan Nuta

The Patient’s Choice Award –

Rendcomb Ward

Kerry Hurdle

Jemma Barnes

Department of Critical Care GRH

Chris Curwen

Lucinda Poulton

Jonathan Francis

Trust Heroes -

David Walker, Volunteer

Brian White, Volunteer

A+E Team, CGH

John Drew, Porter, CGH

Lifetime Achievement

WINNER - Irwin Wilson