Our Staff Awards, held in November each year are always a cause for celebration and a chance to pause and celebrate the many extraordinary and dedicated members of staff at our hospitals.
The core excellence awards are nominated by staff for staff and recognise excellence in areas including nursing practice and clinical leadership as well as highlighting apprentices and volunteers. From more than 280 nominations, three to four candidates were shortlisted in each category before the winners were announced on the night.
Watch a short film about the evening.
Also presented in November is the Patient’s Choice award which is open for nominations from April to August and is now in its fourth year. This award aims to recognise individuals or groups whose commitment and dedication ensures that exceptional care is delivered to our patients. The nominations are always fascinating and moving to read and range from praise for a single act of great kindness to a life changing operation or healthcare relationship built over many years.
We’re very lucky to have some great sponsors who help to support our Awards each year – Alpha Colour Printers, Rickard Interiors, King’s Builders, Safe at Home and The West of England Academic Health Science Network. They help to make the awards event one for staff to remember.
Chief Executive Dr Frank Harsent said:
“We know as an organisation that it’s the people – our staff - who really make the difference to the care we deliver.
“In many senses all those nominated are winners, but each of the shortlisted candidates particularly stands out and we are very proud of them all.
“Reading every nomination for our awards gives us a reminder of how the core principles of the NHS constitution are upheld each day by our staff.”
Staff awards 2015 – Winners and runners up
Healthcare Professional Winner: Anita Ashton
Highly Commended: Tiffany Cairns and Dr Ian Shaw
Health Team Winner: Palliative Care (both sites)
Highly Commended: Infection Control, Ophthalmology Doctors
Support Services Ambassador Winner: Ebrahim Moolla
Highly Commended: Dean Hughes, Roisin Putland, Bereavement Team
Health Ambassador Winner: Chris Moule
Highly Commended: Specialist Weight Management Team and Carol McIndoe
Quality and Patient Care Winner: Alison Peett
Highly Commended: Paediatric Continence Team, Leslie McLeod, Helen Hipwood
Exceptional Contribution to Safety Winner: Tiffany Cairns
Highly Commended: Procurement (Lee Robertson and Steve Hancock) Laura Macleod and Jane Benfield
Katherine Felix Award Winner: Gastroenterology Ward Sisters
Highly Commended: Julie Bruce-Watt and Sandra Attwood
Clinical Leader of the Year Winner: Jane Benfield
Highly Commended: Siobhan Oldham and Sandra Attwood
Non Clinical Leader Winner: Lucy Blandford
Highly Commended: Amy Jefferies and Leon Gardner
Learning & Development Winner: Nick Oxlade
Highly Commended: Victoria Stacey (ED)
Apprentice of the Year Winner: Alice Ward
Highly Commended: Sarah Jane Hooper, Maddi Thurston, Josh Mitchell
The Innovation Award Winner: The Biophotonics Research Unit
Volunteer of the Year Winner: June Keen
Highly Commended: Margaret Holland, Dave Oakey, Roger Dobson
Heroes Mary Lee (HCS Practitioner), Chevonne Smith (Little Apples)
Patient’s Choice Award Winner – individual – Moira Montague
Winner – team – Play Specialists and HCAs from Children’s Centre
Highly commended: Michele Lucarotti, Rathnam Sundaram, Julia Lane, Stroud Maternity, Woodmancote Ward
Lifetime Achievement Award Professor Peter Scanlon