Awards night spe­cial

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE - By Mark Ed­wards mark.ed­ Twit­ter: @pt­marked­wards

The ded­i­cated med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als who go above and be­yond to help pa­tients in Peter­bor­ough were recog­nised at a glit­ter­ing awards cer­e­mony.

The 2017 Hos­pi­tal Heroes cho­sen by pa­tients at Peter­bor­ough City Hos­pi­tal were an­nounced at the spe­cial cer­e­mony held on Fri­day evening at Peter­bor­ough’s Mar­riott Ho­tel hosted by for­mer BBC Cam­bridgeshire pre­sen­ter Paul Stain­ton.

Read­ers of the Peter­bor­ough Tele­graph and the Stam­ford Mer­cury voted for their hos­pi­tal heroes and this year saw a huge number of en­tries from read­ers.

Staff from Peter­bor­ough City Hos­pi­tal joined their col­leagues from Hinch­ing­brooke and Stam­ford Hos­pi­tals to cel­e­brate their first Out­stand­ing Achieve­ment Awards of the newly-formed North West Anglia NHS Foun­da­tion Trust.

Charge Nurse Pe­dro Cae­tano was named Peter­bor­ough City Hos­pi­tal Hero 2017 for the out­stand­ing care and com­pas­sion he showed to the fam­ily of a pa­tient who was in his last days of life.

The fam­ily nom­i­nated Pe­dro for what they con­sid­ered to be care above and be­yond the call of duty – es­pe­cially since he made a point of re­turn­ing from his last shift be­fore go­ing off to get mar­ried to say his own good­bye to the fam­ily and the pa­tient.

Con­sul­tant Di­a­betol­o­gist Dr Sam­son Oy­ibo was highly com­mended by a pa­tient for whom he has cared for the past 10 years.

The pa­tient even noted that Dr Oy­ibo sup­ported them with long-dis­tance tele­phone con­sul­ta­tions while the pa­tient was away at uni­ver­sity, and this sup­port meant they could main­tain as nor­mal a life as pos­si­ble de­spite their con­di­tion.

Pe­dro and Sam­son were not the only Peter­bor­ough City Hos­pi­tal staff mem­bers to walk away with awards at the event, which was at­tended by 120 staff mem­bers from across the three hos­pi­tals.

The PCH se­cu­rity team won Team of the Year for the way they calmed a po­ten­tially volatile sit­u­a­tion with a pa­tient, and the Orthodon­tic and Oral Surgery Team were highly com­mended for cop­ing ex­pertly with an equip­ment break­down in the de­part­ment which en­sured pa­tient care was not dis­rupted.

Ward tracker Sue Ex­ton won Un­sung Hero for the sup­port she gives to work ex­pe­ri­ence stu­dents and mid­wife Gerry Wells was highly com­mended for her off-duty ac­tions to re­vive a woman who suf­fered a car­diac ar­rest while on a fair­ground ride in the city ear­lier in the year.

Ward man­ager So­phie Cushieri won the Putting Pa­tients First award for lead­ing her ward team in ar­rang­ing the wed­ding of a ter­mi­nally ill pa­tient in his fi­nal days.

Health­care As­sis­tant Holly Speech ley won the Car­ing and Com­pas­sion­ate award for the lengths she went to in or­der to re­as­sure a very ner­vous pa­tient hav­ing their firstever stay in hos­pi­tal.

Pal­lia­tive Care Nurse Spe­cial­ists Anne Marie Drury and Bev Goose were highly com­mended in the same cat­e­gory for their ef­forts ful­fill­ing the wishes of a pa­tient who had re­ceived an un­ex­pected ter­mi­nal di­ag­no­sis and just wanted to go home to see his beloved gar­den one last time.

Con­sul­tant anaes­thetist Dr Donata Banni was awarded the Ac­tively Re­spect­ful award for de­vis­ing a way to ease the anx­i­ety of young pa­tients un­der­go­ing a gen­eral anaes­thetic. Coro­nary Care Ward host Mu­nir Cande was highly com­mended in the same cat­e­gory for the care he takes with pa­tients to en­sure their meal times are en­joy­able

- A team made up of staff from sec­tions within the Trust’s ac­count­ing de­part­ment were highly com­mended in the Work­ing To­gether award for the long hours they put in to en­sure the Trust’s statu­tory an­nual ac­counts were sub­mit­ted ahead of dead­line.

Nurse re­cruit­ment project of­fi­cer Sab­rina Galietti won the Im­prove and De­velop award for or­gan­is­ing the first Peter­bor­ough City Hos­pi­tal re­cruit­ment event ear­lier in the year. Staff Nurses El­lie Stafford and Emma Thomp­son won the highly com­mended in the same award for pass­ing a care of spinal in­juries course and then go­ing on to de­liver the train­ing to their ward col­leagues.

Rob Hughes, chair­man of North West Anglia NHS Foun­da­tion Trust, said: “Our staff give us rea­sons to be proud ev­ery day and this event helped show­case that fact.

“It was fan­tas­tic to be able to bring all our staff to­gether to say thank you for the great things they do for our pa­tients.

“I was par­tic­u­larly pleased to hon­our our Peter­bor­ough City Hos­pi­tal Heroes. We re­ceived lots of nom­i­na­tions for PCH staff and show­cased them all on the night.

“Thank you to those pa­tients and their fam­i­lies who took the time to nom­i­nate. Some of the sto­ries of the level of care given com­pletely blew our judg­ing panel away.”

Peter­bor­ough Tele­graph editor Mark Ed­wards said: “It’s a great priv­i­lege to be able to help high­light some of the truly out­stand­ing peo­ple who give so much to care for pa­tients.

“These peo­ple re­ally go far be­yond the call of duty when it comes to care and sup­port, and their skills and pro­fes­sion­al­ism are in­cred­i­ble.

“We all owe a tremen­dous debt to the army of health­care pro­fes­sion­als who work so hard to care for the peo­ple of Peter­bor­ough, and this year’s high number of nom­i­na­tions shows just how much that care is ap­pre­ci­ated.”

The Hos­pi­tal Heroes for Hinch­ing­brooke and Stam­ford Hos­pi­tals were also an­nounced on the night. They were:

Hinch­ing­brookeHospi­tal Hero 2017 – Mid­wife Vicky Ben­nett - Hinch­ing­brooke Hos­pi­tal Hero Highly Com­mended – Con­sul­tant Pae­di­a­tri­cian Dr Nik John­son

Stam­ford and Rut­land Hos­pi­tal Hero 2017 – Con­sul­tant Der­ma­tol­o­gist Dr Vanessa Smith

The awards cer­e­mony was held at the Mar­riott Ho­tel, Peter­bor­ough on Fri­day 20 Oc­to­ber and was hosted by Paul Stain­ton of PS Me­dia. The event was spon­sored by Mi­tie, Sys­tem C, Mul­ti­plex and Uni­son.

Main pic­ture: All your win­ners and pic­tured left is Pe­dro Cae­tano

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