Public vote makes care team awards ex­tra spe­cial

NHS trust honours the hard work and ded­i­ca­tion of its staff

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Will Ack­er­mann will.ack­er­mann@trin­i­tymir­

HILLING­DON Hos­pi­tals NHS Foun­da­tion Trust an­nounced the win­ners of its an­nual staff awards at a glit­ter­ing cer­e­mony last week.

Win­ners in seven cat­e­gories were hon­oured at the Park Inn ho­tel, in Bath Road, Heathrow, on Fri­day, April 24.

The awards were pre­sented by Shane DeGaris, chief ex­ec­u­tive of the trust, which runs both Hilling­don Hos­pi­tal, in Pield Heath Road, and Mount Ver­non Hos­pi­tal, in Rick­mansworth Road, North­wood.

He said: “The awards pro­vide a great op­por­tu­nity to cel­e­brate the achieve­ments of our staff and say thank you for all their hard work and ded­i­ca­tion through­out the year.

“What re­ally made it spe­cial this year was the re­sponse from the public. We had a huge num­ber of nom­i­na­tions, which re­ally shows our staff have a last­ing im­pact on the lives of their pa­tients.”

This year, mem­bers of the public were in­vited to take part for the first time, by nom­i­nat­ing staff in the Com­pas­sion­ate Care cat­e­gory. Hilling­don Hos­pi­tal staff nurse Jackie Spencer won the cat­e­gory with more than 170 nom­i­na­tions.

Among those who nom­i­nated her was a pa­tient living out­side Lon­don, whose fam­ily she helped find ac­com­mo­da­tion near the hos­pi­tal, while other pa­tients praised her for her care and gen­tle man­ner. The win­ners were kept a closely guarded se­cret un­til the cer­e­mony, which also cel­e­brated staff who have reached a long ser­vice mile­stone with the trust.

The Qual­ity & In­no­va­tion award went to the Hilling­don Hos­pi­tal’s Crit­i­cal Care Out­reach Team; the Out­stand­ing Demon­stra­tion of Care Val­ues award went to Michelle Mill­son, from the hos­pi­tal’s Pae­di­atric Audiology depart­ment; the Out­stand­ing Team­work award went to the Mount Ver­non Mi­nor In­juries Unit; Natalie’s award went to Hilling­don’s En­hanced Re­cov­ery in Ma­ter­nity Team; the Chief Ex­ec­u­tive’s in­di­vid­ual award went to An­gela Wil­son, in Hilling­don’s surgery depart­ment; and the Chief Ex­ec­u­tive’s team award went to the Chil­dren’s and Young Peo­ple with Di­a­betes Team, from Hilling­don Hos­pi­tal.

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