ADMIN & CLERICAL - UNSUNG HERO

“THE EVERYDAY HERO AWARD”

Joanne Cleasby (Personal Assistant at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust) 

Described as ‘‘Committed & Compassionate’’ by one of our judges, Joanne wins the Admin & Clerical - Unsung Hero: Everyday Hero Award for her conscientious nature, hard work and going above and beyond. 

“THE LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD”

Karen Spick (Team Secretary at West London Mental Health NHS Trust) 

Karen has shown natural leadership, efficiency, meticulous attention to detail and a quick-witted personality. Her manager also wants it to be known that a Tribunal judge recently commented on their skill as a secretary – a rare acknowledgement indeed!

“THE TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD”

Bereavement Services Team at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

This team are described as having ‘the most patient and staff-centred approach and have looked to minimise stress at the most stressful of times. They have taken a genuinely holistic view on making their service better and acted on it. 

IT - UNSUNG HERO

“THE EVERYDAY HERO AWARD”

Jon Potts (Infrastructure Manager at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust) 

Jon has been awarded for being central to everything that the IT Department do and for being a natural leader within their department. 

“THE LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD”

Paul Siner (Project Manager at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust) 

Paul has been described by one of our judges’ as receiving a well-deserved award with tangible benefits. He has won for commitment to his role, his management skills and success in challenging circumstances.

“THE TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD”

Desktop Team at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

In May 2017 their trust experienced an unprecedented Cyber Attack, the effects of which were felt throughout the NHS. The team worked tirelessly during the outbreak to check, isolate and clean nearly 6000 PCs. Often staying overnight and at the weekends to give staff advice and support during this time.

 

ANCILLARY STAFF - UNSUNG HERO

“THE EVERYDAY HERO AWARD”

Adie Gillett (X-ray Porter at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust)

Adie has been recognised as being cheerful, polite and always greeting everyone you meet whilst doing your rounds as a porter. 

 “THE LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD”

Susan Faulkner (Play Service Co-Ordinator at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust) 

In the 30 years that Susan has worked for Northampton General Hospital, she is known as the very heart of the play team: a service that is still not widely known. Susan is described as "the definition of an unsung hero - someone working quietly in the background for little or no recognition, but still giving their all because they know it matters."

“THE TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD”

Domestic Team on Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries (MCSI) at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital - NHS Foundation Trust  

Domestic Team on Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries (MCSI) – have been chosen as the Ancillary Staff Unsung Hero: The Team of The Year, for providing an ''extremely high standard of cleanliness that is maintained every day''. Fantastic work, well done!

CORPORATE FUNCTIONS - UNSUNG HERO

“THE EVERYDAY HERO AWARD”

Carol Skillen (Vice Chair Staff Side at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) 

Carol is described by one of our judges as the winner of the Corporate Functions - Unsung Hero: Everyday Hero Award category, because of his commitment to being a Speak Up Guardian, being 100% commited to staff and creating a positive bridge between management and staff-side relationships. 

“THE LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD”

Helen Nowakowska (Business Performance Manager at Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) 

Helen has been quoted as being an inspirational leader who makes her team at The Countess of Chester feel ‘‘they can change direction but must change their ways to reach their destinations.’’ 

“THE TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD”

Recruitment Team at Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust

The team won off the back of reducing the time it takes to hire new staff considerably, displaying creative ideas when it comes to better ways of working, and generally going all out to support their trust in making sure all new employees are appropriately suited to their environment. 

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Mike Kemp (Community First Responder at South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust) 

One of our judges speaks of this winner as having ‘impact & humility’, he has been instrumental in saving the lives of numerous patients in and around his community and he makes a real difference to everyone that he supports. 

LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD

Mary Frances Payne (Clerk at The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) 

Mary has worked for Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital since 1974 and is turning 79 years of age this month! Mary still works 40 hours per week and isn’t slowing down! Mary, you truly are an unsung hero.

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR

Shah Miah (Apprentice for Estates Facilities and Professional Services Procurement Team at NHS London Procurement Partnership) 

Shah has been quoted as adapting easily to working in a busy environment, one that he entered into with no prior knowledge of. Now he has become a true assert to his team.

PATIENTS CHOICE AWARD

Iain Rivans (Pharmacist at NHS Fife - Victoria Hospital) 

Iain has won for truly going above and beyond when helping a very poorly patient receive her medication at home. Even contacting her out of working hours to check in on her. Not surprisingly she nominated Iain for his wonderful work! He showed true ingenuity, passion and care for his patients.

LIFE SAVER AWARD

Dan Spacagna (Porter at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) 

Dan is the winner of the Life Saver Award for his quick reactions, persistence and courage when saving his colleagues life, he is an assert to his trust and to his colleague. 

SPECIAL MENTION AWARD

Molly (the therapy dog of Frank Lloyd Unit at Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust) 

Molly is an 8-year-old Border collie at the Frank Lloyd Unit in Sittingbourne, which specialises in dementia. Molly assists with patients who otherwise may not be able to be communicated with. Molly will play ‘fetch’ with the patients, or for those who cannot leave their beds; she lets them groom her fur to relax patients and in some cases. evokes deeply-rooted memories.

 

 

3 September 2018
Nominations Open
16 November 2018
Nominations Deadline
7 January 2019
Shortlist Announcement
1 March 2019
Award Ceremony